JESSICA-san plays Actress 4 in ENJOY. She recently returns from two weeks of development at the Almeida Theatre London for the American Capitalism Project. This spring international work included an artists’ retreat at Tyrone Guthrie’s estate in Ireland, and teaching at the National Student Drama Festival in Scarborough, England.
Film: Unconscious with Peter Friedman (now on DVD!); Noise with Tim Robbins, dir. Henry Bean
Television: Law and Order: SVU “Avatar” New York Stage: Ariel in Aquila’s Tempest, Clark Theatre – Lincoln Center; Mankynde in Mankynde, Soho Playhouse (2004 Fringe Festival)
Her audiobook library includesThe Order of Odd Fish, biographies of Joan of Arc and Marion Anderson, You are So Undead to Me, Shooting the Moon, Wake, the series Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator, Madison Finn, and Clementine – for which she won the 2008 Audie Award in Los Angeles. For a full listing of her recordings see Audible.com and Recordedbooks.com.
A founding member of the TEAM, she serves as coauthor in devising and playing roles such as Margaret Mitchell and Lucy Waters in Architecting; Hamlet in A Thousand Natural Shocks; the Experiment / Richard Nixon in Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope); Dorothy in Particularly in the Heartland.
New York/Spring 2009, the TEAM’s Architecting played a sold-out run at the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar Festival and PS122. Upcoming international touring continues this fall with support from the National Theatre of Scotland at the Arches (Glasgow) the Barbican (London), and Lisbon.
At the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Miss Almasy was nominated for the Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe Award. She joins the acting faculty of Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts this fall.
BFA / NYU / Meisner Award for Artistic Achievement.