Jess Shoemaker is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing and serves as co-director of the Apprentice Actor Program at The Great River Shakespeare Festival. Next up: Loverboy by Drew Paryzer, as part of UTNT.

Earlier this year, she co-directed The Crucible at UT Austin, alongside Robert Ramirez, and a series of plays for the One Minute Play Festival in Austin, TX. Other recent projects include an adaptation of the Henry VI Tetralogy, several productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, assisting Art Manke on his on his production of Amy Freed’s The Monster Builder at South Coast Rep and Paul Barnes on his production of The Crucible at Arkansas Rep. Jess was a member of the SDCF 2016-2017 Observership Class.

For inquiries about her availability to Direct, Assistant Direct, Text Coach or Teach – shoot her an email:

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