We’re delighted to present our Past Present Future films. They provide a snapshot of our times and showcase the original work of local playwrights who responded to our chosen theme. We hope you enjoy them!

William McGeough: Alone Together Surrounded | Directed by Kate Bannister
‘A love letter to chance encounters in steamy clubs, dancing with sweaty strangers and lost LGBT+ venues where you can feel safe, and wild.’

Jessica-Ann Jenner: No F**king Chicken | Directed by Juliette Quenin
‘Yesterday I felt like crap and I wanted to scream… I didn’t of course… I was in Tesco.’

Chukwudi Onwere: Deptford Baby | Directed by Kwame Asiedu
‘Chino encounters an untimely storm in the Deptford community.’

To see the films and meet the writers and directors please scroll down

Past Present Future was made possible due to the kind support of ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Alone Together Surrounded

by William McGeough

Filmed at the Jack Studio Theatre 2021

No F**king Chicken

by Jessica-Ann Jenner

Filmed at the Jack Studio Theatre 2021

(contains some strong language)

Deptford Baby

by Chukwudi Onwere

Filmed at the Jack Studio Theatre 2021

William McGeough studied Drama at Exeter University and then completed the BA Actor Training at Drama Centre London.

He has worked as an actor with Punchdrunk, Futures Theatre, Channel 4, Audible, BBC, Working Title, The Jack Studio and others. Also as an actor, he has helped develop new writing in Writers Groups and Research and Development projects with companies including the Finborough Theatre, Soho Theatre and Goldsmiths New Writers.

William was the Story Consultant for the feature film The Comedian (BFI/The Bureau).

This is William’s first produced piece and he is thrilled to be involved.

Jessica-Ann Jenner lives and works in Bromley and has been a regular visitor to the Jack Studio for many years. She is very involved as a director and actor with local amateur theatre and helps to lead the Youth Theatre at Bromley Little Theatre.

While theatres haven’t been open, Jess has taken the chance to spend more time writing her own work and is currently working on creating a brand new play each month alongside other writers from around the world through The Literal Challenge.

She is delighted to have been chosen to be part of this project.

Born and raised in Peckham, south-east London, Chukwudi Onwere is an actor and a playwright.

As an actor, Chukwudi trained at East 15 Acting School and has performed in both stage and screen projects, including online internet dramas since graduation. As a playwright, Chukwudi currently has a few projects in development.

Chukwudi is very excited to be part of the Past, Present, Future project at the Jack Studio.

Kate Bannister (Alone Together Surrounded) is a theatre director, designer and dramaturg. She has worked throughout London and the UK, staging several British premieres, as well as opera, revivals and community and youth theatre events. She directs all of the Jack’s in-house productions.

Kate is committed to supporting new writing through the Jack’s writing programmes, including Write Now, Writers’ Workshop, CONNECT and Past Present Future.

Juliette Quenin (No F**king Chicken) has trained and worked in Paris as an actress, singer and director, including a 10-month full-time training in a cinema school: EICAR. She was accepted in their international section and started writing her first short scripts in English. She has produced and directed two short films and worked on other filmmakers’ short films. Through an acting workshop based on Meisner Method, she reconnected with her first love: Theatre.

After a couple of theatre experiences in Paris as Assistant Director and Stage Manager, she decided, in March 2008, to take a leap of faith and move to London. Since in London, Juliette has worked as Stage Manager and Assistant Director on several successful fringe productions, such as F*** Men by Joe di Pietro directed by Phil Willmott at the Finborough Theatre.

Juliette has also written eight plays and she is now embarking on a new and exciting adventure: producing and directing her own work.

Kwame Asiedu (Deptford Baby) is a director inspired by untold narratives that encourage a historical examination of the world and our place in it. As a director, he collaborates with artists on projects that have the intention of using story to empower disempowered groups and engage audiences through challenging ideas on power, race and identity.

Kwame is also a dramaturg and a script reader for Talawa Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and the Bruntwood Prize.