Jen studied theatre at ACT Brighton before discovering improvisation in 2005. Since then, she’s trained at Annoyance and Secondcity (Chicago) and with numerous other improv teachers from across the globe. She’s performed with The Maydays since 2006 and Impromptu Shakespeare since its inception.
Jen is a published writer of weird short stories, a regular voiceover artist and, in the hazy past, she loved a bit of street theatre and puppetry. Previous improv shows include: singing in The Concept with Fred Deakin, talking to the audience in Fluxx with Chris Johnston, Dead British (stage/podcast), and Two Seats Four Cheeks – a duo musical ‘deconstruction’ with Lloydie James Lloyd. She’s just passed BSL 1 (sign language) and is embarking on Level 2.
As a teacher, Jen’s particularly interested in ensemble, stagecraft and in making scenes and shows feel like theatre. She loves cross-pollinating art-forms, such as borrowing from Shakespeare for improv or borrowing from improv for writing. Jen gets great joy from watching people discover improv for the first time and seeing how it can change their lives for the better.