Playwrights Theatre Centre


Jess Amy Shead

Community Engaged Producing Intern

JESS AMY immigrated to Canada from South Africa when she was two years old. She now lives on the unceded, traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She is an actor, creator, producer, and arts administrator, with a focus on site-specific micro-performance, puppetry, theatre for young audiences, physical theatre, and collaborative creation. She has created her own work, most recently The Somewhere Cedar, which was co-presented at the rEvolver Festival by Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal. She has worked as an actor at The Globe Theatre, Pacific Theatre, Chemainus Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, and Theatre SKAM, among others. She just completed her fifth year as Artist Services Coordinator at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, and was the Artist Services Coordinator for Full Circle First Nations Performance’s Talking Stick Festival for one year. She is a graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts, and completed the Pacific Theatre Acting Apprenticeship in 2016. She is the co-recipient of two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and a Vancouver Fringe Artistic Risk Award.