Jesse Jones is a theatre maker from Bristol. He was founding Artistic Director of the Wardrobe Theatre, set up in 2011. Over the last 4 years the theatre has housed hundreds of new works by some of the country’s most exciting emerging artists. He is a founding member of The Wardrobe Ensemble whose work has toured nationally and internationally.
Work directed for the Wardrobe Theatre includes Wilbore, Scumbag and Guttermouth. For The Wardrobe Ensemble 1972: The Future of Sex, edgar and the Land of Lost, 33 (as associate) and Riot (as devisor and performer). For the National Theatre The Grandfathers, Maggot Moon (workshop development) and Emil and the Detectives (as Assistant). For Bristol Old Vic Smoke and Bridges, Paths Present Future, Two, Words By Alfred Fagon (Associate Producer) and Brave (Assistant Director).
Jesse is currently on a residency at Royal & Derngate having won a bursary as part of the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme, and was Assistant Director for The Hook, Brave New World and Gaslight.