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Update!

The last thing I posted on my website was an announcement that I would be working up at Williamstown Theatre Festival for the summer, but so much has happened since then. I figured it was time for an update after a year! After Williamstown, I was lucky enough to immediately start working on the SETA […]

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Shipping up to Massachusetts

Is an internship really real if you don’t post about it? 🙂 I am excited to announce that I will be spending the summer as a Stage Management Intern in Massachusetts at…Williamstown Theatre Festival! I am humbled by this opportunity and am ready to take on the challenge! Hard work pays off, friends. This will be […]

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7 Down, 1 to Go!

It seems like just yesterday that I was attending my perspective student interview at Penn State as a college senior. Originally, I wasn’t even planning on applying to the school! But as soon as I walked on campus (even on a snowy Saturday morning in February during THON weekend when no one was around) and […]

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Normativity – A New Musical

After my time at Wicked, I will be jumping into the NY festival scene. My first festival show in NYC! I will be the Assistant Stage Manager for the musical, Normativity, which is a part of the 2016 NYMF lineup. Normativity is a new musical written by librettist and composer Jaime Jarrett that follows Taylor’s, a high schooler, story as […]

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I’m Joining the Circus!

I am excited to announce that I will be the Assistant Stage Manager for a circus show in New York City called Circo de la Luna! The show is too be performed at Baruch Performing Arts Center from April 20th-22nd. This show is different from anything I have worked on before and I am so happy I get […]

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Junior

At the end of March, Jessica will be stage managing a one women show called Junior, written and performed by current Penn State M.F.A. Actor, Elizabeth J. Stewart. Touching on current social and political issues of today, Junior describes “a mother’s journey to a new normal after her teenage son is murdered by an off duty police […]

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WE ARE…On Broadway

Jessica will be joining the stage management team for the one-night only event WE ARE..On Broadway that will bring together Penn Staters–‘past, present, and future’! The talents of local middle and high school students, current Penn State Musical Theatre students, as well as Penn State alumni with careers on Broadway, will be featured on stage at the State […]

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Meeting the Wizard

Exciting news! This coming May and June, Jessica will be spending some time in the Emerald City! She will be joining the SM team at Wicked the Musical on Broadway as a stage management intern!

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Up Next: Seminar

Jessica will be joining the team at Fuse Productions once again as the PSM for Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Dan Carter, Director of Penn State School of Theatre, will be directing this witty play at the Citizen’s Bank Theatre! Seminar will play February 18th-21st. Interested in buying tickets? Click HERE.

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A Funny Thing Happened…

In November, Fuse Productions and Penn State School of Theatre collaborated to bring A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum to the Citizen’s Bank Theatre in downtown State College, PA. This hilarious musical was directed by Emmy Frank, music directed by Richard Biever, and choreographed by Donna Dunmire. There was never a dull moment […]

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I.D.

Shortly after beginning her Junior year, Jessica began brush-up rehearsals for a new play written by Nsangou Njiham, called I.D (directed by Steve Broadnax). This was Jessica’s first show as PSM at Penn State! I.D. was written specifically for the 3rd year M.F.A. candidate actors at Penn State. The actors had travelled to South Africa to tour the piece just a few […]

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Off-Broadway @ Second Stage Theatre

This past Summer, Jessica landed an incredible internship in NYC with the Off-Broadway company, Second Stage Theatre (2ST). She served as a stage management intern under PSM, Lori Ann Zepp, for 2ST’s Uptown series, which focuses on developing new plays. During her time at Second Stage, Jessica worked on The Other Thing (written by Emily Schwend, directed by Lucie Tiberghien) and King […]

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Avenue Q

This past February, Jessica was the assistant stage manager for Penn State School of Theatre’s production of Avenue Q, directed by Courtney Young. She was responsible for managing around 30 puppets, including quick changes! Click HERE for more info!

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