Jelena’s written, devised and directed many shows for a range of ages. At Chickenshed these included large-cast musicals MGM (Making Great Movies) and Dazey Chain for the company’s children’s theatre, a number of plays for final year students (17+ year olds), and productions for the company’s adult theatre workshop. She also co-wrote four of Chickenshed’s popular Christmas shows.
Jelena’s a confident, able and imaginative workshop facilitator used to working with hard-to-reach groups, people with little experience of theatre, as well as professional actors. She currently delivers drama sessions to people aged 5 to 95. Inclusion is at the heart of her practice – skills she developed and honed at Chickenshed, where she delivered sessions for children, young people and adults.
Jelena’s also worked with Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, Arts Depot, Cardboard Citizens, Theatre Workout, SPID, Clean Break, Hampstead Theatre, Drama Studio, and the Old Vic. She’s also devised and delivered workshops used as a tool for diversity training in organisations and companies.