Hi, I’m Jess!
I am an actress + singer + coach + theatre artist + lover of Shakespeare. I grew up in the beautiful Southland of Tennessee. In addition to theatre, I have worked in the world of education and in Behavioral Psychology. What I learned in all those careers is: ART KNOWS NO BOUNDS. I fell in love with language at an early age, having been transfixed by the poetry of the Bard in middle school. I’ve been a lover of language ever since and it is this drive that keeps me out of the cubicle and chasing a place near a rising curtain.
My training and personal work tends to focus more in the Classics, but I also am excited about contemporary works, especially Donald Margulies and Douglas Carter Beane. I have a huge crush on Molly Smith Metzler, and it is on my bucket list to get tea with Joanna Murray Smith. I am consumed with the idea of creation, but if I’m not collaborating on a show or project, I’m probably drinking wine and singing 90s r&b, reading sci-fi books, or laughing….a lot.