Jaz trained on the National Theatre Studio Director's Course, the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 and Dartington College of Arts.
Her original work Civilisation, a collaboration with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple has toured extensively in the UK and internationally, winning the Jury Prize at Fast Forward Festival, Dresden Staatschauspiel's inaugural festival for young stage directors in Europe.
She was nominated by the National Theatre as part of mitos21, the European Theatre Network, to workshop a new work at Performance Laboratory Salzburg 2019.
She has been the finalist for several directing awards; Genesis Future Directors Award 2017 and 2019, the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2018, the Oxford Trust Samuel Beckett Theatre Award 2020 and the JMK Award in 2016.
She is the Co-Artistic Director of award-winning arts company, Antler (Winner of IdeasTap Underbelly Award, Winner of Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize, Nominated for The Stage Best Ensemble Award, Winner of Best Short Fiction at BFI Future Film Festival) who have transferred shows to the Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre and toured the UK.
Antler were an Associate Company at the Bush Theatre 2017-18.
JASON MEDEA MEDLEY, Dresden Staatschauspiel (2023)
PARADISE NOW!, Bush Theatre (2022) / Nominated for an Olivier Award, Nominated for Best Director Off West End Awards
CIVILISATION, Radikal Jung, Munich (2022) / Fast Forward Festival, Staatschauspiel Dresden (2022) / New Diorama, London (2021) / HOME, Manchester (2021) / Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe (2019)
ELECTRIC ROSARY, Royal Exchange (2022)
GULLIVER's TRAVELS, Unicorn Theatre (2022) / Nominated for Best Production for Young Theatre Audiences Off West End Awards
LEARNING PIECE, The Place (2020)
SOMETHING NEW, Performance Laboratory Salzburg, Thomas Bernhard Institut/Mitos21, representing National Theatre, London, Theater at the KunstQuartier (2019)
LANDS, Bush Theatre (2018) / Summerhall (2017) / BAC R&D (2016)
WIFMON (Writing attachment + Workshop), National Theatre Studio (2018)
BROTHER (R+D), The Yard (2018)
DAYS LIKE THIS (Short), BAC, BEFestival, Antler (2016)
YOU'RE SO RELEVANT (Short) by Joel Horwood, Five Plays Project, Young Vic (2016)
IF I WERE ME, Underbelly / Bush Theatre Radar Festival, Soho Theatre, Antler (2015)
THIS WAY UP by Antler, Debut Festival/Edinburgh Fringe (2012)
For Drama Schools
MADRIGAL, RCSSD, 2021
FEN, Lamda, 2020
THE BACCHAE by Euripides, in a version by David Greig, East 15 Acting School, 2018
ANNA FIERLING, a version of Brecht's Mother Courage, East 15 Acting School, 2019
As Staff/Resident/Assistant Director
Assistant Director, ALL ABOUT EVE, Noel Coward Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions, dir. Ivo van Hove, 2019
Assistant Director, BOOK OF DUST (R&D), Wayward Productions and Bridge Theatre, dir Simon McBurney, 2018
Staff Director, NETWORK adapted by Lee Hall, based on the Paddy Chayevsky film, National Theatre, dir. Ivo van Hove, 2017/2018
Resident Director, LAZARUS by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, King's Cross Theatre, dir. Ivo van Hove, 2016/2017
Assistant Director, ADLER AND GIBB by Tim Crouch, Royal Court tour, Tim Crouch, Karl James, Andy Smith, 2016/2017
Assistant Director, SHAPE OF THE PAIN (R&D) created by Chris Thorpe and Rachel Bagshaw, dir. Rachel Bagshaw, 2016
Assistant Director, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Young Vic, dir. Joe Hill-Gibbins, 2015
As part of the Jerwood Assistant Director Programme 2015/2016 supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Assistant Director, STINK FOOT, The Yard, dir. Jeff James, 2014
Assistant Director, EYE OF A NEEDLE, Southwark Playhouse, dir. Holly Roughan, 2014
EUROHOUSE by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, Summerhall and UK Tour, 2016/17
Nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form
SEE-THROUGH by Claire Gaydon, Summerhall, Vault Festival, Camden People's Theatre and UK Tour, 2018/2019
DRESSED. by ThisEgg, Underbelly, 2018
Fringe First Award 2018, New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly’s UNTAPPED award 2018
SLAP BACK ECHO by Grace Gibson (R&D), 2018
IPHEGENIA (R&D), Almeida Theatre, dir. Lucy Wray, 2019
WHERE THE WHITE STOPS by Antler, Underbelly, The Bush, New Diorama, UK Tour, Richard Perryman, 2013
EMMELINE, Short Film, Antler, 2012
Winner of BEST SHORT FICTION at BFI Future Film Festival, Winner of YOUTH JURY PRIZE at Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION for New York International Children’s Film Festival, Melbourne International Children’s Film Festival, Singapore International Children’s Film Festival amongst others.
Education and Training
National Theatre Studio Director's Course, 2016
Jerwood Assistant Director Program, Young Vic, 2015/2016
East 15 Acting School, 2009-2012, BA (Hons) Acting and Contemporary Theatre, 1st Class
Dartington College of Arts, 2008-2009
Directing workshop with Thomas Ostermeier, Living Pictures (2016)
Re-inventing Director’s Theatre at the Schaubühne Berlin: An International Symposium with Thomas Ostermeier (2014)
Projects in training with Kirsty Housley, Trilby James, Alexander Zeldin and April De Angelis (2009-2012)
Reads Music (Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone)
Workshop facilitation with National Theatre, Young Vic’s Schools and Two Boroughs Programmes, National Theatre Young Studio, Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, Oxford School of Drama, University of Birmingham, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Kings College London.