Jamie Fletcher is a Queer Activist, Director, Performer and Musician based in Leeds, UK. She creates multi-disciplinary performance/film and composes music and sound design for theatre and dance shows. Jamie is Director of The Dancing Bear Trilogy, co-Artistic Director of Sometimes We Play and works collaboratively with a range of artists and companies.
Jamie has received support, commissions and residencies to create new multi-disciplinary film and performance works from some of the UK's finest arts venues including Battersea Arts Centre (London), Leeds Gallery & Museums (Leeds), West Yorkshire Playhouse (Leeds), Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Contact (Manchester), Greenroom & hAb arts (Manchester) and The Arches (Glasgow). She has toured throughout Europe and has worked with a range of innovative theatre companies and award winning artists including Dan Bye, Kieran Hurley, Ellie Harrison, Kings of England and C&T Digital Theatre Company.
Jamie is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed as a session musician on television and has toured with different bands throughout Europe. She composes music and produces sound design for artists, bands, theatre and dance companies, websites and film.
For 6 years Jamie was a part of Pointed Arrow Performance creating a range of performance projects for non-theatre spaces including The Snow Queen, Leeds Pageant, Leonard’s Bones, The Crossing, The Yorkshire On-Land Boating Club and Heave.
In 2008 Jamie joined forces with Dick Bonham as Sometimes We Play creating multi-disciplinary performances and sound installations for both theatre and public spaces.
Jamie is currently working on The Dancing Bear Trilogy, a series of experimental films, thought-provoking publications and theatrical performances that aim to engage and encourage different audiences in conversations, discussions and dialogues about LGBTQ issues.
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 West Yorkshire Playhouse, City Varieties Youth Theatre Company, The Carriageworks Theatre, Harrogate Youth Theatre, 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.