New writing’s the life-blood of theatre.  At Chickenshed Jelena led the company’s new writing workshops, and then produced and directed scripts that were chosen for a week of performance annually - Write Here, Write Now. 



 She continues to work with a range of writers, both established and emerging, as a dramaturg and director, including:

Severed by Kathryn O’Reilly – staged reading Soho Theatre 2019, planned production 2020.
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