This annual award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor to honour Jessie Kesson’s inspirational life and work.
We’re delighted to announce Daniel Mathew as the 2015 Jessie Kesson Fellow.
Daniel Matthew is a playwright and teacher originally from Leeds but residing in Liverpool. He has a long standing friendship with the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres. Rising through the Young Everyman writers group, Daniel soon received his first professional production with ‘Scrappers.’ A critically acclaimed studio play performed at the Liverpool playhouse. He has since then completed the yearlong Leverhulme writer on attachment scheme. During this time he has written for the Young Everyman actors and the Liverpool Everyword Festival. Daniel is also an actor for the ‘Rubbish Shakespeare Company’, a TIE group who aim to make Shakespeare fun for all. His major influences include Jim Cartwright, Martin McDonagh and John Steinbeck. Daniel is also a massive Leeds United supporter.
Daniel will receive time and space to develop his work, as well as opportunities to expand his practice. As well as a month long residency in the cottage, Daniel will deliver workshops in local schools on Jessie Kesson’s life and work.