Jessica Almasy: is an actress, writer, teacher, director, and Batman / mom to Benjamin aka Little Bat. NY Theatre: (dir/writer) tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) commissioned by Dixon Place, A beautiful day in November on the banks of the greatest of the great lakes by Kate Benson with New Georges and the Women’s Project, Enjoy by Toshiba Okada with Play Company, WarLesbian by Kristine Haruna Lee, Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl at Ars Nova and the Signature. With the TEAM, which Jess cofounded, she is coauthor of Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope), Mission Drift, and Anything That Gives Off Light which premiered this summer at the Edinburgh International Festival. Jessica’s plays have received development at Dixon Place, Little Theatre, Unnameable Books, the Bushwick Starr Reading Series, IRT, and NYU and she has given voice to hundreds of audiobooks written predominantly by women. Film credits include Noise with Tim Robbins and Unconscious with Peter Friedman, television cameos, and commercials. Upcoming work includes Becky and Lucy with Built for Collapse at the New Ohio, Dog Gone Day with Harunalee, a psuedoautobiographical webseries with writing partner Jill Frutkin about – among other things – best friends, mental illness and performance art, and a trilogy of Facebook Plays.