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HANNA

Released on 23 August 2022

For Betty

Who Am I?

My name is Magali Jeger (pronounced: Magehlee Yaeger - not Mehgalai or Mugawli Jagger).


I am a debuting author, theatre maker, actor, playwright and junior dramaturg for drama- and comedy series. 

Dutch mother, Belgian father. born and bred in Antwerp, but spent a lot of time in Amsterdam as a kid (and teenager). It's my secret power - code switching between Dutch and Flemish.

 

 

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Moved to England at the age of 18 to study at East 15 Acting School. There I got to meet fascinating artists and performers from around the world, and travel myself; studying Balinese Dance Drama at ISI Denpasar in Indonesia, as well as performing and analysing Chekhov in the naturalistic theatre setting at GITIS Moscow in Russia. 

During my time at East 15, BA World Performance, we were taught acting, voice and movement, media and screenwriting, clowning, masks, intercultural theatre studies, music, global performance techniques, playwriting, directing and theatre making. 

 

After my uni years in sunny (read: freezing cold) Southend-On-Sea, I decided to move to London with a group of fellow graduates. And in those next two years we founded Two Flats Theatre; a new writing theatre company by international London-based artists. During this period I developed my voice as a playwright. 

That's also the time I wrote my debut novel, Hanna, the story of my great-grandmother.

Autumn this year I moved to Amsterdam, the city where the novel is based. A place that seems oh so familiar, yet so foreign at the same time. Here I am working as a junior creative developer for drama and comedy series. 

And... translating Hanna to Dutch. This translation will be published in September 2023. 

Who am I?

THEATRE PLAYS

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THE DALTON SISTERS

2022

"Funny and fiery" 
The Dalton Sisters is a two-act play about a crime in a burlesque nightclub in London, 1968. 

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A BLUE SOMETHING

2021

"Thought provoking and unpredictable" 

A Blue Something is a story about a failed actor who is plagued by demons of his past, whilst aspiring to write a successful play.

CHOCOLATE MARMITE CAKE

2022

Semi-Finalist, 12th National Jewish Playwriting Contest

In Chocolate Marmite Cake a Jewish woman and a famous Muslim go on a date. Papparrazzi ensues.

Playwriting

THOUGHTS 

Thoughts

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