Somebody Jones

Writer | 2022 Bursary

The bursary supported the development of a verbatim piece challenging the ‘absent Black father’ stereotype.

Since receiving the bursary…

“So many incredible and fun things have happened since receiving the bursary, one of my favourites was and continues to be connecting and collaborating with artists that I’ve never met. The bursary allowed me to broaden my network and community, which is something you can’t really put a price on! Beyond that, I won the 2022 Tony Craze Award, was the Dramaturg for Mrs C’s Collective’s 2023 Writers’ Group, was recently shortlisted for the George Devine Award, and I’m now the current Paines Plough Playwright Fellow.”

“I am currently working on a new play thanks to Paines Plough, my 2022 Tony Craze Award-winning play, lots of fun little dramaturgy projects (and I’m always open to more!), and I’ll have another exciting announcement soon!”

How I Learned to Swim, Jermyn Street Theatre (2021)

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