Photo: Dave Pijuan-Nomura

Photo: Dave Pijuan-Nomura

Jessica is a playwright and arts administrator who originally hails from Oakville, Ontario. Jessica was the recipient of the 2012 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights Award for her full-length play The Gods and Calvin Brewer. Her short plays have been produced at the Extremely Short Play festival in Ottawa, the InspiraTO festival in Toronto, the Just Acts Play Festival in Calgary, the HamilTEN festival in Hamilton and the Short and Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia. Her first full- length play My Purple Wig was short-listed for the RBC Tarragon Under Thirty Award, the Herman Voaden Award and won the Special Merit Award in TheatreBC's National Playwriting Contest. My Purple Wig  premiered Off- Broadway at the Lion Theatre in November of 2013.  Her most recent play, A Different Kind of Job, premiered as part of Theatre Aquarius' TA2 Studio Series in  December 2015. She was a participant in the 2014 Stratford Playwright's Retreat, an inaugural member of the 1000 Islands playwrights’ unit and is currently a member of the playwrights' unit at Theatre Aquarius.

Jessica is currently the playwright-in-residence for Tottering Biped Theatre. This position was made possible due to the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.