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Janys Chambers

 Freelance Writer, Director, Dramaturg, Performer, Theatre Maker


Director, Freelance Directors' Pool, Bath Spa University (2020-current)

Creative Agent, Lead Creative Schools Scheme Wales, (2020-current)

Director TWO WOMEN Productions (with Deborah Dickinson, 2019-current)

Associate New Writing Octagon Theatre (2015-2019)

Assessor Theatre Arts Council of England (2011-2019)

Dramaturg National Theatre of Wales (2014-2015)

Regular scriptwriter Emmerdale and other TV drama (2000-2007)

Associate Artist New Vic Theatre (2000-2005)


Nominations and Awards

Runner-up, Cheshire Literature Prize 2020 (announced 2021)

Nominated Best Production for Children, Manchester Theatre Awards (The Secret Garden, Octagon Theatre)

Winner Welsh BAFTA Best Series (Belonging, shared award co-writer, BBC TV Wales)

Nominated BAFTA Best New Writer to Television

Nominated Best Episode in a Soap British Soap Awards (Emmerdale, Yorkshire TV)

Award for Service to the Arts in Rural Communities from Cheshire Rural Women

Nominated Best Radio Play for Children, The Writers’ Guild (The Beehive, BBC Radio)

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Janys Chambers (on the right) with Deborah Dickinson the other Co-Director of  TWO WOMEN Productions (left) and Nuzhat Ali the writer (centre)

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