She is a graduate of the Masters'
Program in Playwriting at Boston University with Derek Walcott
and Kate Snodgrass (1997). She received her Bachelor's degree
in Creative Writing at the University of Houston where she
studied under Bren Dubay and Edward Albee. Her play, "Dancing
in the Shadows" received second prize in the University of
Houston's Minority Playwriting Competition and "Tomboy" was
produced in The Present Company's 2000 New York International
Other productions of her work include: "Solitaire" at
the Boston Playwrights' Theater (1997); "Lipstick Cigarette" at
the Boston Center for the Arts as a part of Threshold Theater's
'Speaking Bravely' Festival (1997); "Girl Crazy" at the Boston
Center for the Arts produced by J. Rene Productions (1999); "Interview
with the Fifty Foot Woman", "Thursday Night Theory" (1999-2002)
produced both by J. Rene Productions and Queer Soup at the
Threshold Theater and the Boston Center for the Arts.
Jess co-wrote on Queer Soup original shows "Buffy
the Vampire Slayer's High School Reunion" (2002); Citizen
Queer (2003); and served as head writer on "Invasion of Pleasure
She is looking forward to more writing and
producing endeavors to come with a particular bent towards
working on more queer historical figures. A big howdy goes
out to her family in Texas (who serve as living proof that
liberals can be raised there)!
You can email Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org.