Jess Thorpe

Lead Artist and Producer: Glas(s) Performance

I am Co-Artistic Director of Glas(s) Performance and as part of this role I am proud to have worked as a producer and lead artist on the ALBERT DRIVE Project. I am also Co-Founder and Director of Junction 25, an award-winning collective of young performers, based at the Tramway.

I first came to work at Tramway in 2003 as a student working as part of the Front of House Team. It’s funny to think that after ten years I am still as committed to the building and to finding ways to engage with new audiences for contemporary theatre and visual art. 

Alongside this work, I am the Lecturer in the Arts in Social Justice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where I specialize in the design and delivery of creative projects in prisons and with communities affected by crime. 

I am also an artist and trustee for the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), a job which has given me the opportunity to work with young people from across the world in a variety of ways.

I live in Pollokshields and what I have most loved about the ALBERT DRIVE Project is the opportunity it has given me to get to know my own neighbours and for us to work creatively together.