JessicA Owens - DRAMATURG, PLAYWRIGHT
Jessica Owens is a Brooklyn based Playwright, Dramaturg, Producer and Theatre Administrator. Writing includes The Valkyries (The Tank, Dixon Place) I LOVE NEW YORK: a found text american dream (Dixon Place, The Tank) Dramaturgy includes: Farragut North (5th Floor Theatre Company), The Glass Menagerie (Pigeonholed Theatre), I Once Found Myself in an Isolation Chamber (The Tank), The Pitchforks (The Loading Dock, The Drama League), Macbeth (Columbia Stages), Northern Lights (ATHE Development Workshop), Ascent, and MAY: A New Musical Fable. Jessica has worked at institutions such as The Broadway League, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Public Theater, and Creative Artists Agency. She is a Script Reader for Roundabout, The Public, Playwrights Realm, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Jewish Plays Project, YouthPLAYS Publishing, and various other playwright competitions. Co-Founder of The Varsity Theatre Company and Initiative for Millennial Theatre Artists. She holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts & Birkbeck College
Jessica is currently writing her next play (Shedding Load) and pursuing freelance Dramaturgy opportunities. She most enjoys creating and aiding work that stimulates the modern audience through detailed exploration of characters and their humanity. Believing that the political is personal and that philosophies are often defined by social interactions, Jessica enjoys work that seeks to engage with the large, sweeping questions of our society from the ground up through developing new work and generating new interpretations of existing texts.