Jaz is a third-generation British-Jamaican writer based in Birmingham, UK. Self-diagnosed as neurodivergent (ND), she prefers writing over talking, and addresses faith, Diaspora, speculative Blackness, and 'aftermaths'. Whether screenplays, artistic responses, or essays, storytelling is at the heart of what she does.
19 September 2022. Free Write.
2022. Screenplay. Commissioned by the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (De Montfort University). First showcased at the Creating Joy Film Festival, April 2022.
2022. Song. Commissioned in response to Keith Piper's 'Jet Black Futures' exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall. First performed with Cellist Millicent James & The Word Life Corral, April 2022.
2021-22. Publication. Commissioned in response to Keith Piper's 'A Ship Called Jesus' exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
2021. Song. Commissioned in response to Keith Piper's 'A Ship Called Jesus' exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. First Performed with Cellist Millicent James, The Word Life Corral & Ikon Youth Programme, August 2021.
2021. Monologue. Just An Illusion.
2021. Poem. Commissioned in response to the theme of 'a liberated future' by MAIA for The Spatial Imagination symposium, January 2021.
2020. Monologue. SLAMinutes.
2019. Essay. Black Ballad.
2018. Screenplay. BRMTWN.
2018. Duologue. Deadman Theatre.
Reservoir Dogs x White Masculinity