Jamie Fletcher is a Trans and Queer artist based in Leeds, UK.
Jamie works freelance as a Theatre and Film Director, Musician and Trans Activist. Her work is multi-disciplinary, queer, bold and entertaining and definitely not afraid to take risks. She has her own production company 'Jamie Fletcher & Company' and also works independently with a range of artists, performers, dancers, writers and musicians as well as theatre and film companies.
Jamie is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist and performer. She has performed as a session musician on television and has toured with different bands and theatre companies throughout Europe. She composes music and has produced sound design for artists, bands, theatre and dance companies, websites and film.
Jamie is currently collaborating and co-directing a new film with My Genderation called Watch Me Exist. This fictional, musical film explores the lives of three trans and non-binary young people in wales and their hopes for a positive future. Watch Me Exist has been supported by Youth Cymru and Google. The film was shot in Cadiff, Swansea and Brighton in the Summer and Autumn of 2018. The film is set to be shown in schools across Wales and at film festivals across the UK and internationally from early 2019 onwards.
In Summer 2018 Jamie began devising and directing a dance-theatre show featuring Louisa Keohane exploring her real life story dealing with anerexia. This show is set to be finished in Autumn 2019.
In Autumn 2018 Jamie was invited to direct a new play called We Will Have Guns by Jo Clifford at the Young Vic Theatre in London as part of 5 Plays. The powerful play is based upon real events and is dedicated to Renata Carvalho and our trans sisters, brothers and siblings in Brazil.
Spring 2018 saw Jamie Fletcher & Company and Contact present Dancing Bear at ATG Theatre's The Palace Theatre in Manchester and Leeds Playhouse/West Yorkshire Playhouse's Quarry Theatre in Leeds. Full of compasion and humour Dancing Bear explores the struggles between faith, gender and sexuality. With a multi talented cast of ten, Dancing Bear is a dizzying cabaret of contradictions, glamerous and unflinching, hilerious and heart-breaking, deeply personal and uplifting.
Jamie has previously received support, commissions and residencies to create new multi-disciplinary film and theatre 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).
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/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.
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