Mia Jerome is an actor, director and writer from Essex. She holds a degree in creative writing and TV from Kingston University, and trained as an actress with Fourth Monkey, who then commissioned her to write six plays for two seasons of work. Mia has worked on a diverse range of productions with companies such as Punchdrunk and Goblin theatre.
In 2021, Mia founded Blouse & Skirt! Theatre Company to celebrate stories, songs, performers and puppets from the African-Caribbean diaspora. The first major production for Blouse & Skirt! is Fig & Oil – a three course, three act immersive dining experience inspired from Mia’s family history.
“When Jerry boarded The Empire Windrush for England, he left his young family behind, it was two years until he would see his wife again, but when she arrived, she was pregnant. Fig & Oil allows audiences to share three meals with this couple over the course of their life”.
Prior to a career in the arts, Mia worked in restaurant management for over fifteen years, providing her with a socially interactive & customer service skill set; which she will now apply to an immersive food theatre experience for audiences.
Mia is passionate about making theatre for people in low socio-economic areas, loves developing young actors and working with large ensembles. She was previously Head of Acting, and Head of the Year of the Monkey course at Fourth Monkey Theatre company.
As an actress she has toured the U.K with Bing Live (Minor Entertainment) worked on a number of projects with Punchdrunk (Small Wonders, The Third Day: Autumn, The Lost lending Library) and Goblin Theatre (The Jazz Penguin, The Ballad of Rudy, A Christmas Carol: The Haunted Service) as well as various other theatre shows and TV commercials.
Directing and Dramaturgy credits include: Squad Goals (Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club), Old Wounds (Virtual) Second Home (Vault Festival), Witness (Camden Fringe), Fatty (Camden Fringe), Virginity Dot Com (Dogma Theatre) What! A Load of Rubbish (Rae Lee productions).