Jaz trained on the National Theatre Studio Director's Course, the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 and Dartington College of Arts.
Jaz was recently on attachment at the National Theatre Studio working on a new play she is writing and making with actors.
She was also nominated by the National Theatre as part of mitos21, the European Theatre Network, to workshop a new piece 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 and the JMK Award 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.
FEN, Lamda, 2020
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, Unicorn Theatre, 2020 *postponed due to Covid-19
LEARNING PIECE, The Place, 2020
ANNA FIERLING, a version of Brecht's Mother Courage, East 15 Acting School, 2019
CIVILISATION, Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe, 2019
SOMETHING NEW, Performance Laboratory Salzburg, Thomas Bernhard Institut/NT/Mitos21, Theater at the KunstQuartier, 2019
LANDS, Bush Theatre, 2018
THE BACCHAE by Euripides, in a version by David Greig, East 15 Acting School, 2018
WIFMON (Writing attachment), National Theatre Studio, 2018
BROTHER (R&D), The Yard, 2018
WIFMON (Workshop), National Theatre Studio, 2018
CIVILISATION (Work-in-Progress), Yard Theatre, First Drafts, 2017
LANDS, Summerhall, Antler, Edinburgh Fringe, 2017
DAYS LIKE THIS (Short), BAC, BEFestival, Antler, 2016
LANDS (R&D), BAC, Antler, 2016
YOU'RE SO RELEVANT (Short) by Joel Horwood, Five Plays Project, Young Vic, 2016
IF I WERE ME, Underbelly, Antler, 2015
WHISTLEBLOWER (Short) by Nasi Voutsas, Theatre 503, 2014
SCHOOLBOY (Short) by Sam Grabiner, The Cockpit, 2014
DREAMS OF A SCHOLAR (Short) by Emma Denis-Edwards, Ovalhouse, 2013
THIS WAY UP by Antler, Debut Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, 2012
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.