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JESSICA OWENS

Dramaturg / Playwright / Producer / Theatre Administrator

 

Jessica Owens is a New York based Playwright, Dramaturg, Producer and Theatre Administrator. Writing includes The Valkyries (O'Neill 2020 Semifinalist) (The Tank, Dixon Place) I LOVE NEW YORK: a found text american dream/nightmare (Dixon Place, The Tank) Dramaturgy includes: 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, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Jewish Plays Project, and various other playwrighting 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.

 
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NEWS / UPCOMING / RECENT

Photo:The Valkyries @ The Tank - Amy Berryman, Ashley Marie Ortiz, Allison Haglund, Alex Beechko
Photo Credit: Russ Rowland


NEWS

The Valkyries 2021 production at 59E59 Street Theaters has been postponed. Visit soon for updates on rescheduling. 

The Valkyries is a 2020 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

RECENT PRODUCTIONS

The Valkyries by Jessica Owens at LadyFest at The Tank

Directed by Blayze Teicher

August 18, 19, 20 at 7:30pm

Tickets/Info: https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar-1/the-valkyries-aug-18

News: 

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/lady-fest

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/regional/The-Valkyries-320937

Farragut North - 5th Floor Theatre

Directed by Alex McKhann

Dramaturgy by Jessica Owens

https://5thfloor.org/

 
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THE VARSITY THEATRE COMPANY

The Varsity Theatre Company is a Brooklyn based collaboration formed with the intent of creating 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, The Varsity 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. Central to The Varsity’s mission is its focus on experimenting with and pushing the boundaries of how theatre uses visceral elements - sound, movement, duration, etc. - to replicate human emotion and the human experience.

 
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LEARN MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE BY VIEWING MY RESUME / CV

I Love New York @ The Tank
Jessica Jain, Eli Branson, Kareem Elsamadicy

 

GET IN TOUCH

Feel free to contact me with freelance dramaturgy and/or producing opportunities. 

Find more writing at New Play Exchange.

 

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