Caroline is a playwright and author. She searches for stories in all settings and is inspired by an object, a space or a tale from the past as a means to understanding the present. She is a leader in the field in the pedagogy of playwriting and writes about playwriting as a tool in educational contexts, aiding the facilitator to use the craft in multiple ways, regardless of the barriers to learning.

Published Work


‘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. The book includes chapters for:

The book includes chapters for:

  • Core Schemes of Work that connect directly to the English Curriculum
  • Projects for students with Special Educational Needs
  • Projects for students with English as an Additional Language
  • Projects for Citizenship and Community
  • Projects for Personal, Social and Health Education

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 Methuen Drama.

Published by Bloomsbury - Click HERE to order


Don't Forget The Lights ‘Don’t forget the lights’ a new verbatim play for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre looking at the parity between mental and physical health [Link]

Weaving the Town Four site specific audio drama documentaries for The Museum of Carpet 2013 [www.museumofcarpet.org]

The Wedding by Bertolt Brecht – translated for Birmingham Repertory Theatre 2003

Magazines, Perdiodicals and Papers

Caroline Jester on Multilingual and Collaborative Theatre
Writing in Educaiton Issue 57
Why Teach Playwriting in Schools?
NAWE Conference
20:20 Conference
Playwriting/Pedagogy Birmingham University
Contemporary British Theatre
Towards a New Canon Birmingham City University