Jessica Bellamy is a Sydney-based playwright. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art in Playwriting (NIDA) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(UNSW). She has been a Griffin Theatre Playwriting Australia Associate Playwright (2011/12) and Writer in Residence at Grey Projects, Singapore (2013). She is the recipient of the 2013 atyp Foundation Commission, writing Compass (nominated for 2013 Sydney Theatre Award), and is winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2011 for Sprout (Pedro Collective and Tamarama Rock Surfers).
Other plays include: Shabbat Dinner (Tamarama Rock Surfers, Checkpoint Theatre); Fight or Flight (Canberra Youth Theatre); devised work The Grief Parlour (Clockfire Theatre, True West); devised work LoveNOT (Sipat Lawin Ensemble, Manila); devised work Lovely Ugly (Griffin Theatre); A Fourth of Nature (ACT Department of Education’s School Spectacular, nominated for 2011 Canberra Area Theatre award); as well as short plays for NIDA Open Programme, True West and Bondi Feast Festival.
Jessica’s monologue ‘Little Love’ is published by Currency Press, and was adapted to a short film Bat Eyes (dir. Damien Power)(Top 10 finalist of YouTube Your Film competition, Venice Film Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin), Tread Softly Festival (Sligo), Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Dungog Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week).
Jessica has tutored playwriting for atyp, Beyond the Square, Grey Projects and in high schools.