(at) racheljury.co.uk / 07811 394 058
is a writer, director, producer she fulfils most of these roles
as Artistic Director for the cross-artfom
Rachel studied acting at East 15 Acting School, after which she
has done a little less acting but a lot more writing, directing
and producing. She is currently Artistic Director for the
cross-artfom organisation conFAB. She escaped the deepest
darkest depths of middle England and having tried out London and
New York for size currently resides in Glasgow, Scotland.
Over the past eight years she has developed a range of works
for the stage varying from one woman shows (I don't Want to Talk
About It and A Thousand Kindnesses) to large scale musicals
exploring contemporary social issues (The Gates, Miss Smith and
Cocktail: fear, pain, power) to a musical oratorio (Music of
Strangers). She has also developed verbatim theatre working with
vulnerable communities (My Fabulous Tartan Frock, To Be
Rachel is also a lapsed poet and has performed
her work at a variety of locations across Britain and Europe
from Brighton to Dundee to Dublin. Her poems and short stories
have been published in: Chameleon, Nomad, Cutting Teeth, Citizen
32, Poetry Scotland, The Gay Read, Hidden City, Mookychick and
her collection of poetry Laughin' Lesbians Vol 1.
worked for many years within the arts environment initiating,
leading and managing a wide range of projects but with specific
experience of cross-artform events that have brought together
poetry, dance, theatre, music and film. In 2006 she received the
Jackie Forster Memorial Pride Award for outstanding contribution
to culture in Scotland.
think of several world-beating musicals that have started life
with less, and gone on to global success" The Gates, Scotsman
To Be Somebody:
a multigenerational verbatim work with
a school in Santiago, Chile exploring the issues surrounding at
risk young people. September/October 2015.
A Thousand Kindnesses: a one woman show promoting kindnesses
as an act of resistance against war. Premiered June 2015, Tron
Theatre Glasgow, toured to Santiago, Chile 2015. Touring to
Canada Montreal and Toronto June 2016.
spanning the globe, Jury's stories are absorbing and powerful,
harrowing and hopeful accounts alike brought to vivid life.
There is, she suggests, always someone there, even in
adversity." A Thousand Kindnesses, Across the Arts
Cocktail: fear, pain, power: verbatim music and vocal
composition exploring the issues of Intra-Christian Sectarianism
in Scotland, commissioned by West of Scotland Regional Equality
Music of Strangers: is an oratorio that mixes traditional
and contemporary Roma and Scottish music. Toured across Scotland
in 2013 and 2014.
Going Back Home: a two handed text based stage play based on
the relationship between Nina Simone and Lorraine Hansberry. Two
rehearsed reading at the Tron Theatre in 2012 and 2013. Full
production October 2016, Summerhall Edinburgh.
Don't Want to Talk About It: one woman live art work
exploring the status of women in contemporary Britian. Premiered
Arches Live Festival 2012, toured across Glasgow and Edinburgh
Miss Smith: the anti-poverty musical: is a musical that
explores issues of social and economic justice in Glasgow today.
Premiered at the Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow in Nov 2011,
currently developing plans for a tour across Scotland in 2017.
The Gates: set in The Gateways, a small private members'
club situated in a cellar of a shop, The Gates is a star crossed
lovers' story which unfolds against the backdrop of gangster
warfare. Following on from two sell out and highly acclaimed
showcase productions in 2010-12 and the full production in
October 2013 we aim to tour to London in 2017.
My Fabulous Tartan Frock: large scale verbatim work
exploring issues around domestic violence, premiered at the
Arches 2008 and toured across Glasgow 2009.
for a wonderful show at the Tron on Friday night. It was a
great, dramatic format to present some important awareness
raising issues about the Roma and about the journey's they have
had to make over the centuries. Really great original score from
Andrew - captured the essence of their music without purloining
it - very clever stuff - brilliantly played! The cast gave a
superb show, very alive and engaging, wonderful principal
singers too. I hope you get a chance to show it again - so
pleased I was able to make it along!" Music of Strangers, Ninian
Perry, Creative Director, Paragon