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.