Jessica can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio
Jess has a BA in English Literature and Theatre Studies and trained as an actor at Identity School of Acting in London. In 2018, she was a member of Soho Theatre's Young Company. She also co-wrote I'll Have What She's Having which went on to receive critical acclaim for its run at Assembly George Square during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Mentoring Programme 2020
Jess will be mentored by Stef Smith.
The play Jess will be developing as part of the Mentoring Programme for 2020:
It's 2019, and for the first time in 5,000 years, Weiss' Comet is set to pass the earth. Living in the gap between the end of high school and the rest of her life, 18-year-old Mabel feels suspended in time, like the moon. Fuelled only by Dragon Soop and reckless optimism, she waits to wish on the comet; the only thing that will make the uncertain certain and shape her destiny. This play aims to explore how far we will go to outsource responsibility in our lives and whether fluidity always equates to freedom.