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Jessie is writing a half hour pilot for Paramount TV and Tom McCarthy's company Slow Pony about a young female pastor.

 

About

JESSICA DICKEY is an award-winning American playwright and actor most known for her play The Amish Project, which opened Off Broadway in New York City at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to great acclaim from audience and critics alike (Helen Hayes Award, Barrymore Award, CAPPIE Award for Best Play, among others).  The Amish Project continues to be produced around the country and the world, including a recent run at the prestigious Guthrie Theatre, and was listed by nytheatre.com as a play that should have been nominated for a Pulitzer.  It’s published by Samuel French.  Jessica’s next play, Charles Ives Take Me Home, premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 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, and is published by Samuel French.  Jessica’s play about Civil War re-enactors, Row After Row, was had its official world premiere with the Women’s Project at the City Center in NYC, followed by a regional premiere at People’s Light and Theatre.  Row After Row was nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Play after its Los Angeles run at Echo Theatre Company and is published by Dramatists Play Services. Jessica’s new play The Rembrandt (fka The Guard) won the prestigious Stavis Award and premiered at Ford’s Theatre, then City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and opened this season at Steppenwolf, starring John Mahoney and Fran Guinan.  Over her career Jessica has been nominated four times for the Susan Blackburn Prize and is a proud member of the exclusive New Dramatists.

Projects

 

Nan

and

the

Lower

Body

(The PAP

Smear Play)

THE
HUMAN
court

The 

Door

(the senior

sex play)

Jimmy

Becoming Katharine Hepburn

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Press

 

The Convent

“Jessica Dickey's handsome, sometimes hysterical drama swims vigorously against the tide... Daring and new,

daringly theatrical... trademarks of Ms. Dickey's plays.” The New York Times

“Dickey's commitment to big feels is commendably unflinching-- she does not hide behind ironic distance.” The New Yorker

“Finely crafted well of uncertainty... Fierce, feminine glory... Dickey adds just enough poetry to catch your ear, just enough feminist rage to get your heart beating, and just enough blunt wit to ensure we take all this so-called wisdom with a grain of salt.” TheaterMania

The Rembrandt

“Punch lines fly! Dickey's script is frisky enough to time-hop and draw you into the show's funny-sad world” The Washington Post

"Dickey’s script has a balance of poignancy and playfulness. Her world-premiere work has already won the National Theatre Conference’s Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award… and she has assuredly earned it. Go see… as soon as you can. It is art, it is heartbreak, and it is best described as an excellent night at the theatre." --BroadwayWorld

Get in Touch

Literary Management

Writ Large(tv/film)

Literary Representation

Gersh(tv/film)

East:

Leah Hamos (playwriting)  | Vern Co (tv/film)

West:

Lynn Fimberg (tv/film)

Acting Representation

Artists & Representatives

East:

West:

Commercial Representation

Abrams Artists

Photo by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times