Jennifer Piper: Lighting Designer

Trained at WAAPA and UWA Jennifer is an actor, writer and designer, and co-founder and Company Manager of Wit Incorporated theatre company. JP’s work gazes adoringly at feminism, sexuality, gender and neurodivergence, as they rummage around in their pockets looking for their shared identity.

JP loves taking characters from our theatrical canon, created by old white dudes for old white dudes and twisting them into a new truth: including Doug (Cosi), Banquo (Macbeth), Don John (Much Ado About Nothing) and Sherlock Holmes. In 2018, JP brought the house down as Tiggy, Teresa and Zoe in Bombshells, then terrified us all as The Queen in Ophelia Thinks Harder. This year’s production of That Time Everything Went Well And We Were Totally Fine by Jennifer Piper and Belinda Campbell was met with rave reviews and is scheduled for one night of Midsumma glory at The Bowery Theatre in February. 

Jennifer designs (set, lighting and graphic) for most of of Wit Incorporated’s productions, has performed in That Time Everything Went Well And We Were Totally Fine, Ophelia Thinks Harder, Bombshells, Outside In, A Scandal in the Weimar, Macbeth, Couch Potato and Cosi, and directed Fairy Tale News and A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet. You can catch JP onstage as Don John in February, as part of GJ Productions’ Much Ado About Nothing.

Jennifer has performed for Melbourne Shakespeare Company, Key Conspirators, GJ Productions and Sly Rat Theatre Co. and provides mentoring and support to Fringe artists programmed at Bluestone Church Arts Space. JP takes great joy both in writing and in working with other writers to develop and refine their creations.

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