Intergenerational storytelling when Artistic Director for a project with Outback Theatre for Young People
Welcome to the website of writer and theatre maker Jessica Bellamy. You might be wondering: what is this website for? This is a place to share my upcoming work, my past projects, and my online writing. It’s a place to make contact, if you want to offer me a sweet job. It’s also a place to put up some cute dog pictures and heartily enjoy them.
Some of you might be asking, “what’s with the dog angle?”
Good question. Dogs, for me, are pretty important. Dogs are consistently optimistic, curious, loving and alert. Dogs are joy-bundle reminders of how un-serious most of life really is.
The arts industry is unreliable, challenging, and often exhausting. It is in such a difficult place right now that the process of surviving can be all-encompassing. We forget why we started making in the first place. Therefore, I try to put little joy-nuggets in everything I do: a dog, a flower, or a family-friendly fart joke. Sometimes we all just need to just watch a dog sniffing another dog’s butt to remember what we’re really searching for, when we write, shape and make.
We want connection. We want wonder. We want the good smells, the ones that make all our senses go tingley and the hairs on our body stand up.
Enjoy your browsing and feel free to get in touch if you want to know more about my work, or collaborate in the future.
If you would like to read my more officious artistic biography, you can find it here.
What sort of writing do you do?
I predominantly write plays, but I have also been a long-time blogger of a hot or not page called Would Jess Like It. I also write non-fiction, comedy and quirky essays.
What is your favourite dog breed?
Thank you for asking.
- Miniature schnauzer
- Cattle dog
- Border terrier
How can I access some of your work?
You can read all about it by going to my works page.
Watch a short film I wrote on YouTube, directed by Damien Power.
Can I hire you for your writing/artistic services?
Probably – let’s discuss your project and see if we’re a good fit.
What sort of projects are you looking to work on?
As you might have gleaned from the dog spiel above, my style could be described as “optimist despite the circumstances”. I look for projects that try to create a few warm and fuzzy things: community cohesion, confidence building, personal expression, and the all-important spinal shiver that comes with connection. I like to work on projects that make the world feel a little smaller, more connected and more accountable.
I predominantly work in theatre. I am looking to gain more experience in online writing and screenwriting.