ABOUT

Jade

Jade Anderson Actor Headshot 2021 Photo by PPG Photography

"She is just at the start of her career in the creative industries and I would give my right arm to collaborate with her again."

Jonathan McGrath, Director

Jade Anderson is an Actor, Theatre Maker and Facilitator who graduated from QMU and Edinburgh Napier Universities in 2019. Prior to graduating Jade had written a short play, performed in four main stage productions as well as doing a number of street theatre performances, an NHS schools tour, and performed with Dundee Rep Ensemble in their run of Roald Dahl's 'The Witches'.

Though her main love has always been acting Jade has a passion for creating theatre for and with the community with an extensive background in applied theatre working with Dundee Rep Creative Learning, The Space School of Performing Arts and McManus Galleries.

Jade has also worked with wounded, injured and sick war veterans through Stand Easy Productions since it's pilot project in 2016, performed in the 17th annual Festival Shakespeare in Tournon-sur-Rhône in the South of France and most recently devised, directed, rehearsed, filmed & edited a film entirely over zoom for NHS Tayside over Lockdown that went into schools across Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross in May 2021.

 

Jade is currently working with Al Seed as part of the Waypoint-1 mentorship program for Early Career Performance Makers exploring her own community focused project Dear Brian Cox.

Jade lives in the Dundee with her family, three cats and a guinea pig.

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ABOUT

Jade

Jonathan McGrath

“Jade Anderson is one of the most skilled,  brave and inventive actors I have worked with.  She is just at the start of her career in the creative industries and I would give my right arm to collaborate with her again. Her attention to detail and her humility make her a cracking team member and I can't wait to see what she does next! If you have the chance of hiring her and you don't then you are a total moron! She's really that good!!” - Jonathan McGrath, Director

“For the three years I have known Jade I have found her dedication and eagerness for continuing to learn unwavering. Jade is an exceptional actress as well as a facilitator of creativity and exploration. She inspires others and has an awareness of inclusivity and cooperation. Due to Jades many strengths I have signposted her for teaching, directing, and have recently invited her to be part of our Community Advisory Board.” - Lee Lappin, Creative Director- D&A College 

“I worked with Jade for 2 weeks on our last drama project for Wounded, Injured and sick Veterans, where she was part of a team.

Jade was an asset to the project in every way. She was creative and not afraid of putting forward her ideas with enthusiasm. She has strong directing skills as well as her skills as an actor. She bonded well with the Veterans and drew good work from them. She was sensitive to the issues involved but was also able to work with them as she would with any other group, which made the Veterans feel comfortable with her and not feel patronised.

 

She was a team player and supported every decision made, whether it was from an idea of hers or from anyone else. She was absolutely reliable.

 

I will have no hesitation in using Jade in future projects.” - Alan Cameron, Stand Easy

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