Jamie Fletcher is a northern, queer, trans film and theatre director and musician. Her work is multi-disciplinary, often incorporating live music and dance. It is queer, bold, entertaining and definitely not afraid to take risks. She has her own production company ‘Jamie Fletcher and Company’ and also works independently with a range of other artists, dancers, writers and musicians as well as theatre and film production companies. Jamie is currently an associate director at Leeds Playhouse.
Previously Jamie has received support, commissions and residencies from some of the UK’s finest arts centres including Battersea Arts Centre, Contact, Leeds Playhouse, Bradford Theatre in the Mill and Young Vic Theatre. Her directing highlights include: Watch Me Exist by My Genderation (short film, 2019), We Will Have Guns by Jo Clifford (Young Vic Theatre as part of 5 Plays, 2018), Dancing Bear by Jamie Fletcher & Company (ATG Theatres The Palace Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, 2018), Queer as in Queer by Jamie Fletcher & Company (short film commissioned by Leeds Museum & Galleries, 2015), We Can Be Heroes by Sometimes We Play (UK Tour, 2014-15), Alphabet Club by Jamie Fletcher & Company (short feature film, 2014).
Teaching & Artist Development
Jamie has extensive experience teaching and leading artist development programmes and music and drama workshops with young people, community groups and emerging artists. Previous organisations Jamie has worked with include Leeds Playhouse, City Varieties Youth Theatre Company, The Carriageworks Theatre, Harrogate Youth Theatre, Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools, DARTS (Doncaster Community Arts), C&T Digital Theatre Company, Manchester Metropolitan University, Leeds University, Leeds General Infirmary’s Hospital & Home Teaching Service, Wakefield Cathedral Education Centre and The Refugee Council.
Queer & Trans Activism
Alongside her artistic work over the last 8 years Jamie has been involved in and led a range of queer and trans activism, campaigning and support work. Jamie also leads a range of bespoke trans and non-binary training with churches, charities, universities, theatres and primary and secondary health care establishments. She is currently working part-time on an integrated trans health care research project as a research coordinator with Yorkshire Mesmac and the Open University.
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Photograph by Fox Fisher