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Jarek Adams

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Current & Recent Projects:

  • Writing for Theatre Bristol A-Z project - 'The Dripping Man' was produced October 2012 - 'Urban Myths' is currently in development. 
  • Skylines Young People’s Theatre project with Theatre Centre London - 'I'm Not Afraid of the Dark' is currently in development. 
  • I am also one of the judges for the 2013 Gloucestershire Theatre Association playwriting festival and will be running writing workshops for this in collaboration with the GTA, the Everyman Theatre and Parabola Arts Centre.

2012 to date: Video and Drama Tutor for Artshape, working with adults with learning difficulties.  Member of the Playhouse New Drama Company where my play ‘Slow Tango in Slough’ was given a rehearsed reading in February.  July 2102, I wrote a pageant/play for Oakridge School, Stroud.

2011 to date: I run writing workshops for adults at the Guildhall in Gloucester covering e-publishing, novels and playwriting.

2011 to date: Member of the Everyman Theatre Writer’s Lab, writing plays for the Young Actors Companies who performed ‘Blood Camp’ and ‘2 Up, 2 Down’ in the Studio Theatre.  I also work as a practitioner for the Everyman delivering educational outreach. 

1995 to 2005: Ran Monthly Play & Make sessions for 5-11 year olds at Borough Theatre in Abergavenny, creating plays and adventure story sessions.

1993 to 1998: Ran Howardian Education Centre’s Youth Drama Groups (Juniors age 5-11 & Seniors age 12-16) and Video workshops for 16-18 year olds.

1991 to 1998: Worked for the Disability Advice Resource Team in Cardiff running drama and video workshops for adults with learning difficulties, and writing a handbook on my methods. 

1995 to 1996: Guest Director running improvisation workshops for Sherman Youth Theatre and Coleg Glan Hafren students in Cardiff (age 16-18).

1990 to 1993: Director of Summer Theatre at Atlantic College working with 16-18 year olds, and running St.Donat’s Arts Centre Youth Theatre for 11-16 year olds.  Also ran Plan a Panto with group of women on Pentwyn Estate, Cardiff.

1990 to present: Writer, Science Presenter & Creative Practitioner with Timezones Curriculum Support www.timezones-education.co.uk I have written about Science & History for KS1&2, as well as issue based plays for KS3, and other works including adaptations of  Shakespeare’s plays for puppet performances.  

1988 to 1989: Full-time Drama worker at Avon Community Theatre Agency in Bristol where I was responsible for development of the company’s work with 16 to 25 year olds in disadvantaged areas of the city. 

1985 to 1988: Rose Bruford College, London on Community Theatre Arts Course.

1981 to 1985: ASM/Performer with Atlantic Union and Moving Being Theatre Companies.  Writer and Director of the Young Women’s Theatre Company at Llanover Hall Youth Arts Centre, while studying at Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Key Projects

Mega Mechanics

KS1 Science Play covering Physical Processes part of the National Curriculum. This has toured schools with excellent feedback and been seen at the Cheltenham Festival of Science.

RoboKids

KS2 Science play based on the National Curriculum. This has toured schools across the UK with excellent feedback, and packed out the EDF Energy arena at the 2012 Cheltenham Festivla of Science.

Dinosaurs

Early Years play with puppets which explains which prehistoric creatures belong to the dinosaur family. Wowed children and adults at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival of Science when performed at the Playhouse Theatre.

Blood Camp

Short play written for the Everyman Youth Theatre and performed in the Studio Theatre, November 2011. Complete script can be viewed on my website www.jarekadams.co.uk

Short Trips at Alma Tavern

Who is the soaking wet man under the suspension bridge? Join us for an evening of short trips – five 10 minute plays each inspired by a location randomly drawn from the Bristol A to Z including The Dripping Man by Jarek Adams

'The Secret Life of Dads'

A new play I'm currently developing as part of Theatre Centre's Skylines project.

The Mysterious Gentleman

This play was a collaboration with Jenny Wren Productions to bring the story to life of Victorian magician JN Maskelyne at the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham. See more including 5* review from Gloucestershire Echo and BBC Points West interview via the link below.