Jessica Mensah

Young Theatre Director & Member of Blueprint Collective | Brent 2020

Jessica is a Young Theatre Director and a member of the Blueprint Collective for Brent as the London Borough of Culture 2020. In 2019, she graduated with a BA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting. She is currently on StoneCrabs Theatres Young Directors Training Programme, the Chair for Purple Moon Drama’s Digital Youth Board and a Trustee for Metroland Culture. Jessica has directed work for companies such as RADA, the National e Theatre, Theatre503 and Omnibus Theatre. She did the Regional Theatre’s Young Directors Scheme Three-Month Placement with tiata fahodzi as part of the artistic director’s leadership programme. Jessica also spent a year-long placement in the creative learning department at Kiln Theatre. This led to opportunities where she interviewed Daniel Kaluuya and trained on the Young Vic’s Introduction to Directing Course and Battersea Arts Centre’s Young Producers Programme. Jessica has also written short pieces and performed in spoken word videos.