DIRECTOR - SHREK THE MUSICAL
Jessica has been an active member of the entertainment industry for over twenty years— acting, writing, directing, teaching and working as a voice artist.
She has worked as a Director with shows on the Riverside Theatre Main-stage—directing Legally Blonde, co-directing Shrek the Musical and Mamma Mia! as well as assistant directing Wicked, Cats, and Miss Saigon. In addition Jessica co-directed the world premiere of the Australian play, Bitch, by Wayne Tunks and assisted on Birdie’s production of Fame. This year she will be observing Kate Gaul direct H.M.S Pinafore at the esteemed Hayes Theatre. In 2020 Jessica will be the Assistant Director for the world premiere of the new Australian musical, The Life of Us at the Hayes Theatre.
Jessica’s plays have been performed in the Short + Sweet festival, including works that she both wrote and directed such as One Punch, which reached the Gala Finals. Her writing has also been published in the NSW School Magazine, Just Kidding, HistoriCool, Bumples, Short and Twisted, and U.S Kids Magazine: Humpty Dumpty.
As an actor, she has appeared in film, television, commercials, and theatre. Most recently she performed in the feature film reboot of the award winning webseries, Event Zero and has been a voice artist for the new, highly acclaimed webseries, Meta Runner, (Glitch Productions) as the antagonist, Belle Fontiere.
After taking part in AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) Prop Making & Scenic Art Intensive, Jessica worked as Props Coordinator on Riverside Theatres Main-stage productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Mamma Mia! along with Bloom Creative's production of Into the Woods.
Equipped with a Certificate III in Media (Production) and an ATCL diploma in Speech and Drama, Jessica shares her passion for performance, teaching. She has coached Drama, Musical Theatre, Communication Skills, Trop Jr. film—with students placing in the finals, and Sharp Short Theatre—with students winning Best Group Devised Work and Best Performer.