Jelena works with a range of writers, both established and emerging, as a dramaturg and director, including:
Director for Synergy Theatre on scripts developed in prisons.
Severed by Kathryn O’Reilly – staged reading Soho Theatre 2019.
Script to Stage – Cardboard Citizens members 2019, staged readings of extracts of plays developed with Theatre 503.
Genie by Athena Stevens - staged reading as part of Vibrant, a Festival of New Writing at Finborough Theatre, 2017.
Life After Death by Antuneil Thompson – dramaturg and director. Camden People’s Theatre
Many of these images are of the one act plays that made up the programme for Write Here, Write Now, an annual week of emerging writers’ work that ran for five years. Work that was nurtured in the Chickenshed Writers’ group that reflected the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the creators. Jelena co-led the writers’ workshop and curated and directed the programme of works