Jessica is thrilled to share this exquisite story with Atlanta audiences after spending the last year at the Alliance Theatre as the Phil Kent Directing Fellow. She most recently directed Significant Other by Joshua Harmon (Actor’s Express). Originally from San Francisco, Jessica was an artistic associate at Magic Theatre where she directed Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield and “Act 5” of The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac. She received her MFA in Directing at the Yale School of Drama where she directed The Seagull by Anton Chekhov; Twelfth Night; Dead Ends by Ryan Campbell; and The Children by Phillip Howze. While at Yale, she also served as the Co-Artistic Director of the Yale Summer Cabaret programming and directing a season of contemporary American plays. She has developed, produced and directed work with The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Alliance Theatre, Bay One Acts Festival, Theater Emory, Cutting Ball Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, Magic Theatre, New Conservatory Theater Center and Piano Fight. She is currently a 2016 National Directing Fellow with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, National New Plays Network, the Kennedy Center and SDCF.