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Hey! I’m Jess, a director, theatre-maker and co-founder of MAGNA.


I’m excited by new writing, and by plays that challenge an idea, a form, an audience. I like to work collaboratively and to explore creative ways of getting to the heart of a play. I’m interested in making theatre that reflects and challenges the world we live in today.


Outside of the work I make with MAGNA, some of my other credits include;

The Mozart Question, The Butterfly Lion (The Barn Theatre)
"Jessica Daniels steers a sublime adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's tale" - The Guardian


The Snow Queen (RABBLE Theatre)
A Pupil (Park Theatre - Off West End nominated)

Connie Wookey: Denied (Soho Theatre)

Conquest (VAULT Festival / The Bunker)

The State We’re In (Theatre503)


I'm also the Resident Director of Girl from the North Country (Old Vic, West End, Toronto & UK Tour)

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