Earlier this fall, Jess worked with Paul Barnes on his production of The Crucible at Arkansas Rep, serving the production as assistant director and dramaturg. She was recently appointed program director for the Great River Shakespeare Festival‘s Apprentice Program, alongside Bryan Hunt. Former apprentices themselves, the two will be working to update the program and produce a cutting of the Henry VI Tetralogy. Jess is looking forward to another great season with GRSF, but first she’ll be assisting Art Manke on his production of The Monster Builder at South Coast Rep and working with The Los Angeles New Court Theatre to develop another piece for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Jess is a member of the SDCF 2016-2017 Observership Class.
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