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Birds of Paradise & Playwrights' Studio Mentoring Award Playwright
Jack graduated from the BA (Hons) Drama & Performance Programme at Queen Margaret University in 2017. While studying at QMU, Jack wrote and performed as part of the satirical sketch group That's Bull. The purpose of That's Bull was to examine contemporary socio-economic issues and in turn make them accessible and palatable to a younger audience. That's Bull performed as part of Queen Margaret University's Platform 4 Showcase at Edinburgh's Summerhall.
In 2018, Jack wrote The Living Newspaper, a short play that questioned the integrity of broadsheet journalism and discussed the issue of data smuggling. The Living Newspaper was staged as a rehearsed reading at The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre as part of The Scene scratch night.
Most recently, poetry has been at the forefront of Jack's creative practice. He has performed at numerous open mics and at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.
Birds of Paradise & Playwrights' Studio Mentoring Award 2021
Jack is part of our Birds of Paradise & Playwrights' Studtio Mentoring Award for 2021 and is developing a new play.
This play is a coming of age tale in which Jack retells his shared story of growing up, one of two, as a twin with Cerebral Palsy. In this one-man comedy drama, Jack embarks upon a journey of self-discovery as he contends with the trials and tribulations of life: whether that may be the perils of learning to ride a bike; or contending with the prospect of stepping out into the "big bad world" alone. Although this is a story of self-determination; it also highlights the importance of human connection as Jack celebrates his unique bond with his twin sister.