Jess Murrain

Jess Murrain is an actor, writer, spoken word artist and theatre maker. Her work is queer, feminist, dyslexic and experimental, and she trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her most recent collaborations are with the Bristol Old Vic, Complicite, Etch, Tobacco Factory, National Theatre Studios and LIFT. She has poetry publications with the Poetry School, and her readings and spoken word performances have spanned various events and spaces including Brainchild Festival, Roundhouse and Love Each other or Perish: 50 Greatest Love Poems as part of the Festival of Love, Royal Festival Hall. In 2011, she co-founded Theatre with Legs with director and performer Lucy Bairstow. Following a recent run at the Camden People’s Theatre and Pleasance, their show ‘DIGS’ is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Her poetry shorts at Brainchild Festival 2017 will explore some connecting and cathecting and some singing and some looping and some talking and some walking (into the flames. Lol.) It’ll be about love and grief and protest, and we can’t wait to listen.

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