Leslie Herman Jones
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What I do:
Creative Producer; Communications Consultant - USUK Enterprise, my work concentrates on the 'special USUK relationship' and I am actively seeking partnerships for creative projects.; Writer -- filmscripts; lyrics -- actively seeking creative partnerships; Researcher - actively seeking projects and opportunities.
A little more about me:
I trained as an actress and dancer from a young age. BA degree in Performing Arts and Communications from CUNY at Queens College, I came to Wales from NYC,USA to study at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1979, and gained a PG Dip. in Drama and Performing Arts.

I wrote plays and parodies in school, which were performed. I wrote arts reviews as a student, which were published in the university newspaper. My interest in writing, the arts and media led me into a career in mainstream magazine publishing in NYC, and then into a broader-based communications career to include arts marketing and promotions, public and media relations, web content writer, broadcasting, and tv/film production in the UK. On the strength of my ten+ year track record in arts marketing and communications, I set up a creative communications consultancy, Integrated Branding, working with small businesses especially from set up through their early years, across a wide range of sectors. The business focus has changed, and currently named USUK Enterprise, my work concentrates on the 'special USUK relationship' and I am actively seeking partnerships for creative projects.

Determined not to let a great idea go to waste, I flexed my own entrepreneurial muscles and set up and ran a Cardiff based retail business for 6 years, Beerrunner.com, which I sold when I began a peripatetic lifestyle travelling back and forth on a regular basis to NYC to spend quality time with my octogenarian parents. Always thrilled when I have another light bulb moment, a new business idea is in the pipeline!

I was part of the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)/CEWN (Creative Exchange Wales Network): Creative Capacity knowledge transfer partnership project. Working to address the topic of globalising the Welsh Creative Industries, my partners and I began the research on a unique translation app for live performances and events, under the project heading, App-Teitl.

I write film scripts -- two have been produced: It Could Be You (C4/Tumble Hill Productions); Boo! (Cyfle/RWCMD Productions) -- both were nominated for short film awards. I write lyrics, would love to hook up with a musician and enjoy painting.
United States (primarily NYC) and United Kingdom (Primarily Cardiff, Wales)
Projects I’m working on:
CCQ: Culture Colony Quarterly Chief Sub Editor
Art Times Journal Music writer
Third Age Critic
CircaJerk! Gallery Phase II (creative development)
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Leslie Herman Jones's Blog

Oklahoma! the musical is mainstream defined, or is it? by Response Critic Leslie R.Herman Jones

Oklahoma! the musical is ‘mainstream’ defined, or is it? The UK National Tour, a Music & Lyrics and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production of Oklahoma! at Wales Millennium Centre this July is classified as 'mainstream' theatre. It has mass appeal; it packs houses, and it leaves audiences feelin’ alright. But is it mainstream?…


Posted on July 22, 2015 at 0:00

Is Matthew Bourne a household name? Review of Lord of the Flies at WMC by Response Team member, Leslie Herman Jones

Is Matthew Bourne a household name? I wasn't sure. It’s difficult to think of many artists who are actual household names, and I have to admit that I didn’t know him or his work until a few years ago, even though he has been in this creative business for almost thirty years, has received an OBE for his work and gained criticism like, ‘Matthew Bourne…


Posted on November 9, 2014 at 5:00

Oh, that's why....RESPONSE to Llais/Voice by Elgan Rhys

This review aims to reflect the graphic and very cryptic style of the production.

That is what Llais/Voice gave to me, it's how I experienced it, so it seems fitting to give something similar back:- …


Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:30 — 2 Comments

Everyman's Equus: Horses for Courses. Review by Response Team Critic Leslie R. Herman Jones

Peter Shaffer’s Equus opened at the National Theatre in London in 1973 and came to Broadway in 1974. Anthony Hopkins played Martin Dysart; Thomas Hulce played Alan Strang.  I was in the audience. It was on at a conventional Broadway space, the Plymouth Theatre on W45St, but unconventionally for the time, there were a few rows of seats on the stage, to bring the audience closer to the action, and there we sat – on a Year 10 school trip.  Hopkins and Hulce, in this profoundly…


Posted on June 22, 2014 at 1:00

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At 8:27 on May 22, 2013, Julie Bainbridge said…

Hi Leslie,


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Cages. The play is about three different women who each have breast cancer. Their monologues weave together into a reflective piece of drama.


I’m in the process of organising audition space for a weekend in mid June.


I’ll let you know the date and send you the script before 1st June.


Best wishes,



At 23:47 on May 12, 2013, Leslie Herman Jones said…

I'm in! 


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