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Recent credits include costumes for Stuffed by Lisa Lampanelli and directed by Jackson Gay at the McGinn/Cazale Theater in NYC, Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America by Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks at UMass Amherst, and Transfers by Lucy Thurber at New York Stage & Film. Jessica has designed at regional theaters across the United States including The Long Wharf Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Folger Theatre, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, to name a few.
In New York she has worked with Womens Project, Labyrinth Theater Company, Ars Nova, The Play Company, Second Stage, P73, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, Pearl Theatre and The Public Theater, among others.
Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama. BA, Towson University.
Awards: For New Neighborhood’s These Paper Bullets, Jessica received a 2016 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Costume Design at Atlantic Theater Company in NYC, 2015 LA Critics Circle and Sage awards and a 2016 Ovation nomination for Best Costume Design at Geffen Playhouse in LA, and a 2014 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Costume Design at Yale Rep in New Haven, CT. She also received a 2015 Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination for The Liar at Westport Country Playhouse. Jessica was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Fellowship for Directors and Designers from 2007-09.
Teaching: Jessica has been on the faculties at Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Holyoke College, and UMass Amherst.
She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Patriot Program, and Wingspace, a design collective.