Jessica Dickey is an award-winning American actor and playwright most known for her play The Amish Project, which opened at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to great acclaim from audience and critics alike, and continues to be produced around the country and the world. Jessica’s play Charles Ives Take Me Home premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in June 2013, for which she was hailed as a “talent to watch” by Charles Isherwood of the New York Times. Charles Ives Take Me Home went on to be produced at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Strawdog in Chicago, and Curious Theatre Company in Denver.
Jessica’s play about Civil War re-enactors, Row After Row, was commissioned by Rising Phoenix and had its official world premiere with the Women’s Project in January 2014 at the City Center in NYC, followed by a regional premiere at People’s Light and Theatre. Row After Row was recently nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Play after its Los Angeles run at Echo Theatre Company. Ford’s Theatre commissioned Jessica to write a play for their Women’s Voices festival in Washington, DC, the result of which was her newest play The Guard, for which she won the prestigious Stavis Award. The Guard just completed its run at Ford’s Theatre.
Over her career Jessica has been thrice nominated for the Susan Blackburn Prize. Other awards and recognitions include Writer In Residence at the New Harmony Project, the Sewanee Writers Conference Walter Dakin Fellowship, a Playwrights of New York Fellowship Nomination, a Semi-Finalist and publication for the Emily Dickinson Poetry Contest, a Finalist for the Kahn Award Career Scholarship, and a winner of the Bell Atlantic Leadership Award. She is a proud new member of the exclusive New Dramatists, and a board member of the New Harmony Project. www.jessicadickey.com