Jessica Norman is an award-winning writer for stage and screen and an alumnus of the Hampstead Theatre’s 2022-23 INSPIRE Writers Group and Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab.
Her first play Wilding was shortlisted for the Papatango Prize and long-listed for the Women's Prize for Playwriting. Her second play This Little Earth, premiered at the Arcola Theatre in 2019 and, following development supported by Arts Council England, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Playwriting and Originals Playwriting Award. She wrote Unremembered on attachment to the Hampstead Theatre as part of INSPIRE, and she is working on a new play, The Stones, supported by Arts Council England.
For screen, she is developing a slate of projects including Carlisle House (with co-writer Rebecca Crookshank) — selected for the MIA Market pitching forum, Rome in October 2022 — and an original series with Story Films. In 2020, her short film Embraceable You, written and filmed during lockdown, won Best Isolation Short at the LA Motion Picture Festival.
Before becoming a writer, Jessica worked as a producer and creative associate in the West End, with development credits including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.