Theatre

Meet Jasmine Lee-Jones winner of the 2019 Alfred Fagon Award

Jasmine Lee-Jones is a writer and performer who was a writer-on-attachment for the 2016 Open Court Festival, and was further developed as a writer through the Royal Court’s Young Court programme. She is the winner of the Best Play of the Year, Alfred Fagon Award 2019.

The Alfred Fagon offers an annual bursary of up to £3,000 to enable playwrights to devote more time to their writing which this year went to Juliet Gilkes Romero.

The recipient is announced at the annual Awards at the National Theatre

The Play – seven methods of killing kylie jenner 

“How exactly does one kill a social media figure/entrepreneur, or as I like to term her: a con artist-cum-provocateur?”

Holed up in her bedroom, Cleo’s aired twenty-two Whatsapps from Kara and has cut off contact with the rest of the world. It doesn’t mean she’s been silent though – she’s got a lot to say. On the internet, actions don’t always speak louder than words…

“Look it’s two tweets that helped me vent my frustrations. It’s really not that deep…”

The debut play explores cultural appropriation, queerness, friendship between womxn and the ownership of black bodies both online and in real life.

Lee-Jones was originally developed as a writer through the Royal Court’s Young Court programme and seven methods of killing kylie jenner was first commissioned as part of The Andrea Project – A day of free events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Andrea Dunbar. This work was part of the Young Court’s mission to expand the Royal Court’s commitment to new voices.  seven methods of killing kylie jenner is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme,

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