Jessica Bellamy is a Sydney-based playwright. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art in Playwriting (NIDA) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(UNSW) and has been a Griffin Theatre Playwriting Australia Associate Playwright (2011/12). She is the recipient of the 2013 atyp Foundation Commission, writing Compass (October 2013). She is under commission by Canberra Youth Theatre, writing Fight or Flight for the 2013 Triptych season. She is currently collaborating with Clockfire Theatre on Grief Parlour (True West 2013), Sipat Lawin Ensemble (Manila), and creating Shabbat Dinner for Bondi Feast Festival.
In 2012 she was co- writer and member of the core artistic team creating Lovely Ugly (Griffin Theatre), writer for A View From Moving Windows (Riverside Theatre Parramatta) and Inside 130 Resident (Arena Theatre Company). Plays include Pigeon (Tamarama Rock Surfers, Bondi Feast Festival); Sprout (Old Fitzroy Theatre, winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2011, WWF Creative Arts Award finalist); A Fourth of Nature (ACT Department of Education’s School Spectacular, nominated for 2011 Canberra Area Theatre award); Celebrity Healing and Tokyo Tween Knife Brawl (You Are Here Festival, Griffringe); and short plays for NIDA Open Programme.
She had a monologue included in atyp’s Tell It Like It Isn’t called ‘Little Love’, published by Currency Press, and adapted to a short film Bat Eyes (dir. Damien Power)(Top 10 finalist of YouTube Your Film competition, Venice Film Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin), Tread Softly Festival (Sligo), Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Dungog Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week). Jessica has tutored playwriting with atyp, high schools and with the ruckus ensemble for Beyond the Square.