Jamie Harper is a theatre director, acting teacher and game designer. He studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and trained on the Directors’ Course at LAMDA. Directing credits include The Hundred We Are (The Yard Theatre); Archipelago (Camden People's Theatre); Hunger (Hobo Theatre at E5 Bakehouse); Heaven in Berlin (Hobo Theatre at Testbed1); The Return of Colmcille (Derry, UK City of Culture Festival); La Turista: Cafe Duende (Hobo Theatre at Morito Tapas); Roundabout (The Bush); The Wolf (Network Theatre); Invasion! (Tooting Arts Club - Time Out Critics' Choice); Our Town (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Beyond the Pale (Southwark Playhouse); A Real Humane Person Who Cares and All That (Arcola); Invisible Storms (Cock Tavern - Time Out Critics' Choice); Sound Dust (Theatre 503); The Six-Days World (Finborough); The Things Good Men Do (Lyric Hammersmith); The Vanek Plays (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Infant (Old Red Lion); A Lie of the Mind (BAC); and Left, an improvised play for BBC Radio 4.
Assistant/Associate credits include The Winslow Boy (Theatre Royal, Bath); A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre, Kingston); The English Game (Headlong, National Tour); The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (National Theatre); Mother Courage and Her Children (English Touring Theatre); Merry Christmas Betty Ford (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) and Love and a Bottle (Young Vic). In addition to his directing work he has taught acting and text at LAMDA, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, the Arts Educational School, London South Bank University and Kingston University. Awards include the Northern Ireland Arts Council Tyrone Guthrie Bursary, the JMK Directors’ Award, the National Theatre Cohen Bursary for which he was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and a Winston Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship to research game design at the University of Miami.