My practice is to make work that is visually and socially engaging - whether that be finding new ways to tell a well known story, or creating a whole new world to envelope the audience.
I am an actor, puppeteer and physical theatre performer, member of the Federation of Scottish Theatre with Imaginate. Graduate of the Diploma in Physical Theatre course at Summerhall in conjunction with Fife College 2017. Previous member of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Theatre Company. Currently, I am training in Aerial Silks, Trapeze and Hoop, with All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre – who I have recently been hired as freelance for equipment checks, rigging, and van load ins.
I have performed in theatre and short films, from touring in a 5* immersive theatre production of ‘Trainspotting’ 2014-2016 to winning Best Film at the 48 Hour Film Project 2018, and even performing my own work at the Manipulate Festival. I have also worked as a Dramaturg, Assistant Rigger, Stage Manager, and much more!
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The Hard Man, In Your Face Theatre, 2013. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Glasgow Centre, Paisley, Dundee. “The true highlight is seeing Jessica Innes as Carole” – BroadwayBaby ★★★★★
Trainspotting, In Your Face Theatre, King’s Head Theatre, 2014-2016. Edinburgh Centre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London, Birmingham, Bristol. Fringe Sell-Out Show Award.
“Jessica Innes move[s] between various roles with ease, all wickedly funny." - WhatsOnLive ★★★★★
“Jessica Innes [was] remarkable for [her] multi-rolling” -LondonPubTheatre ★★★★★
“Jessica Innes who turns herself from the sexy sex-mad girlfriend clad in underwear and suspenders, to concerned middle-aged mum in the blink of an eye" -TheReviewsHub ★★★★.5
This is my first production as Director, however my relevant acting credentials are;
Aside of being an actor, I have taken on other roles; In 2016, in the Basque Country of France, I volunteered at a Theatre and Arts Centre, and taught workshops in Learning English at the local Primary school. Over 2014-2015, I ran a Variety Performance Scratch Night fortnightly in Edinburgh, enabling performing artists of any discipline to come along to try new work in front of a supportive, welcoming, live audience. I have also worked as a reviewer for BroadwayBaby, as a Stage Manager with Citadel Arts, and devised workshops for Primary School children over Edinburgh teaching Drama (Strange Town Youth Theatre).