Published Work

Caroline is a writer, dramaturg and educator. She was Dramaturg and LIterary Manager at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre for twelve years and is a fellow of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University. She designs digital playwriting programmes internationally including Denmark, Italy, Croatia the US, Poland and Singapore.


Featuring interviews with playwrights such as Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn and Simon Stephens, Jester and Svich offer an unprecedented view into the multiple perspectives and approaches of key playwrights on both sides of the Atlantic.

Published by Bloomsbury - Click HERE to order
[Bloomsbury Event] [Link]



‘Playwriting Across the Curriculum’ aims to bring playwriting into the world of the English curriculum, enabling every student access to the medium regardless of barriers to learning.

Published by Routledge - Click HERE to order


Caroline is the Editor of this multilingual and English version written by Lutz Hübner, Tena Štivičić, Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk and Steve Waters.

Published by Bloomsbury - Click HERE to order



The Dancing Club


The Dancing Club is written and directed by Caroline Jester and is supported by Kidderminster College, Arts Council England, Wyre Forest District Council, Worcestershire County Council, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and The Elmley Foundation. Touring in Spring 2018 - click the image for tour dates and venues.

Don't Forget The Lights


‘Don’t forget the lights’is 'a verbatim play' about mental health following interviews with staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was presented in the Bedlam Festival 2015, Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Weaving The Town


Four site specific audio drama documentaries for The Museum of Carpet, directed by Peter Leslie Wild. The dramas are also available on the museum’s website.
[The Museum of Carpet