Creatives | Janet Mooney

Janet Mooney

Dramaturg & Script Editor

An accomplished freelance theatre professional with 20+ years of experience, on and off stage. With an extensive performance CV, Janet is looking to expand her work in freelance dramaturgy, script editing and formatting, with particular focus on musical theatre.

MA in Creative Writing University of Hertfordshire. 2020/21. First Class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. University of Hertfordshire, 2018. Awarded the University Prize for the highest mark by a part- time student of Humanities.

Credits include:

Script Assistant for a 2024 UK Number One Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, for Crossroads Live, directed by Thom Southerland.

Dramaturg and script advisor for Abrasion, a new play by Meg Rose Dixon, for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024.

Book writer and dramaturg for If This Be Sin, a bio musical of Blues singer and LGBTQ+ pioneer, Gladys Bentley (currently in development).

Narrative development and script preparation for Marnie & the Kaleidoscope, a new musical for children. (2020-23)

Contextual research, script development and workshop casting for The Navigator, a WWII musical (2012-16).

Script consultant for Their Finest Hour: a play with music adapted from letters, anecdotes and personal accounts from WWII (2017).

Freelance writer for Thom Southerland (Artistic Director at Charing Cross Theatre). Projects included scriptwriting, contextual research and pitch development, with successful pitches for the following new works:

Pitch proposal and co-writer on first draft of the book for She Loves You, a new musical, featuring the music of Lennon & McCartney, produced in Denmark in 2022.

Script development, contextual research and pitch proposal for Production #6, a new musical based on the Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator, for Umeda Arts Theatre, Tokyo.

Pitch proposal for The Pianist, a new musical based on the novel by Wladislaw Szpilman, for Umeda Arts Theatre, Tokyo.