JE Solo is an award-winning writer, multi-disciplinary performance and media artist, and musician best known for their work in East Coast music, and as a trailblazer in machinima, hybrid-reality, and live and networked performance art. 

 

JE is the recipient of the Media Arts Prize and the Dramatic Script Prize from the NL Arts and Letters Awards; the Linda Joy Award from the Atlantic Film Festival for their screenplay, the machine; and the East Coast Music Association’s Stompin’ Tom Connors Award for their accomplishments in music. JE’s work has been published by Perro Verlag, Truck, Room, Playwrights of Canada Press, Newfoundland Quarterly, TOFU Magazine, Reverb Magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, and Switch Magazine, among others. 

 

photo Jared Reid

Phreak (House of Zolo, 2020) is JE’s first novel and was short-listed for the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2017 Fresh Fish Award. JE creates media works for the small screen as well as performances that merge the live stage with virtual (online, game, VR) environments, and has performed hundreds of live shows as a musician and performance artist. Dozens of JE's stage plays, videos and performance art works have been presented across Canada and around the world including at ISEAFile Electronic Language International FestivalThe IOTA InstituteWomen From the FutureCourts CritiquesFestival of New Dance, and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

 

JE is an accomplished songwriter and musician and has released nine studio albums and EPs as a solo artist and with The Sauce (2013 – present), TrixXxie (2013 – 2017), Lizband (1993 – 2013 ), The Black Bags (2002 – 2013),  Live Girls (2,000 – 2002). JE is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is currently working on a new collection of short stories.