Jean Betts

Jean is a founding member of Circa and Taki Rua Theatres, Playmarket, The Play Press and the Womens Play Press.

She started out as an actor and director and has considerable professional experience both in New Zealand and away and a long association with all of Wellington's theatres in other capacities.

She has two sons and lives in Wellington.

Jean was the 2015 recipient of the Playmarket Award, a $20,000 prize recognising a playwright who has made a significant artistic contribution to theatre in New Zealand.