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Paul Jenkins and Tracy Harris

Resident at The Welfare

Paul is a writer and theatre-maker who has won awards for his work as both a playwright and actor. He has written plays for the Birmingham Rep, Southwark Playhouse and Belarus Free Theatre. His last play Fear of Drowning was a runner-up in the inaugural Wales Drama Award. He trained on the BBC Writers Academy and has written episodes of EastEnders and Casualty. For radio he wrote the modern fable of a communist football team Red Star Newport and his recent Creative Wales Award has seen him exploring interactive theatre forms. Paul loves acting with The Factory theatre company in London when he can and is a member of the JMK directors group at Sherman Cymru.


Tracy Harris is a writer, performance artist and filmmaker. Her plays include Past Away(Sgript Cymru) The Cloak Room (Sherman Cymru/ Mighty Theatre, Washington) and No Vacancies (Sherman Cymru) which has been commissioned by spinning head films as a feature film. The Reading, the short film she produced was selected for the short film corner at Cannes Film festival. Along with Chris Rushton, she directed and produced the 9 part BBC Bafta nominated documentaries Swansea Living on the Streets and most recently Selling Sex to Survive about prostitution in South Wales. Her first one-woman show Lost, Found, Stolen was developed through National Theatre Wales’ WalesLab programme and Arts Council of Wales and was performed at Sprint Festival at Camden’s People’s Theatre and Volcano Theatre. Her second show Bottled developed with Greg Wohead and Justin Cliffe was at Experimentica, Chapter and Bristol Ferment. She is the recipient of the 2015 Creative Wales award, where she is researching and developing her practice in Documentary theatre.