Jennifer Tuckett is the Literary Director of Sphinx Theatre, the UK’s longest established women’s theatre company, Director of Art School, co-founder of London Writers’ Week, and an award-winning writer and academic. In her position at Sphinx, Jennifer has recently designed Sphinx 30, a pilot new writing programme for female playwrights run in partnership with 15 of the UK’s leading theatres. In her position at Art School, Jennifer runs University Women in the Arts  and The Student Guide to Writing series, amongst other projects. Jennifer has also recently been running the world’s first major mixed methods research project into how to improve the transition for women from studying the arts to working in the arts at the University of Cambridge and recently conducted a major year long research project into Women in Theatre with Sphinx Theatre.  Jennifer’s work as a writer includes “Kidnapping Cameron” (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), “I am a Superhero” (joint winner of the Old Vic New Voices Theatre 503 Award), “Ways You Can Survive the World (Theatre 503 and the Flea Theatre, New York), “Lucy’s Brief Guide on How to be Human” (Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays), “George Bush Saved My Life Last Night” (Hampstead Theatre/Menagerie Theatre Company), “An Alien’s Guide to the UK Elections (Liverpool Everyman Theatre and Playhouse/Nabokov), pieces for “Wish You Were Here” (Liverpool Everyman Theatre and Playhouse) and “The Best Tour of Love Ever” (Octagon Theatre Bolton). Jennifer holds an MFA in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama, a BA (Hons) in English from Cambridge University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded the first Distinction in the eight year history of the scriptwriting strand of the course.