Jamie comes to Cove Park this June through the Jerwood Performing Arts residencies, programmed by Fuel Theatre. In a new development for 2014, former participants will each nominate emerging artists new to both Cove Park and Fuel to take up this year’s residency opportunities. The nominated artists will work with Fuel either on a specific project, or for the more general development of their creative practice. The residencies will take place in May, June, July and August this year.

Cove Park is most grateful for the continued support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation for making this work possible.

Jamie Wood is a performer and director. His work ranges from the comic and darkly surreal plays of The Frequency D’Ici (Paperweight, Fringe First 2008, Director) to the striking physical and visual poetics of Petra’s Pulse (Aegean Fatigue, National Review of Live Art 2008, Co-director and Performer). He is an Associate Artist with Chris Goode & Company. As a long-term collaborator with Goode, Jamie devised and performed inEscapology (2004), the critically acclaimed Homemade (2005) and Longwave (2006), and co-directed Hey Matthew (2008) and 9 (2011). In 2009, he was short-listed for a Stage Acting Award (Best Ensemble) for Icarus 2.0, devised with director Matt Ball. Paperweight, Icarus 2.0, Homemade and Longwave were all shortlisted for the Total Theatre Award for Best Devised Production. Jamie has devised work for national and international tours with artists including Caroline Horton, Spike, Toby Park (Spymonkey), Guy Dartnel, Mischa Twitchin (Shunt) and Niki McCretton and most recently with The Belarus Free Theatre and Chris Thorpe. He also works as a Clown Doctor with Theodora Children’s Trust, visiting sick children in hospitals throughout the UK. His work reflects a training combining fine art, theatre, clown and dance.

Whilst at Cove Park Jamie will be collaborating with three other theatre makers, Tom Frankland, Laura Mugridge and Rachel Mars.