Playwrights Theatre Centre


Jessica Anne Nelson

Jessica is an award-winning theatre director, creator, and producer who sets the bar for creating safe and imaginative spaces for artists to play and explore in her provocative productions. With a B.A. Honours Theatre and a M.F.A. in Directing from UBC, her directing focuses on exploring the range of human experiences even within the most negatively viewed characters and how we enact gender in performance and in our daily lives. She has received the Best Site-Specific Show Award at the Vancouver Fringe Festival for her one audience member at a time show Meanwhile and been honoured with the Sydney J. Risk Award in Directing, the Yvonne Firkins Prize, and the John Brockington Scholarship in Theatre. She has worked with companies such as Bard on the Beach, the Arts Club Theatre Company, Vertigo Theatre, The Cultch, and trained with Siobhan Richardson for Intimacy Direction for the Stage.