Jessica Dickey

Jessica Dickey, Author, Nan and the Lower Body, Photo Courtesy of the Artist.jpg

Jessica Dickey is an award-winning playwright whose writing was hailed by the New York Times as having “freshness, economy, cheeky vulgarity, with a fine measure of poetic insight”, and New Yorker magazine as “funny, smart, deep and sad”. Jessie is most known for her award-winning play The Amish Project, which premiered Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and has since been produced around the world. Jessie’s most recent premiere, Galileo's Daughter, premiered in Chicago at Remy Bumppo this past Spring, and her play The Convent premiered Off-Broadway with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Rising Phoenix and WeatherVane. Jessie’s play The Rembrandt had a sold out run at Steppenwolf starring John Mahoney, and her plays Charles Ives Take Me Home and Row After Row both premiered Off-Broadway in New York and have been produced around the country. Nan and the Lower Body had its world premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley last summer and was originally commissioned by the Sloan Foundation and Manhattan Theater Club. In TV and film, Jessie is currently writing a feature film, with Sharon Horgan producing (Catastrophe, Divorce) and Susanna Fogel directing (The Flight Attendant, Book Smart); she is also developing a series for NetflixJessie co-wrote a book with her sister that just came out with Pilgrim Press, called Sistering: The Art of Holding Close and Letting Go. A proud member of New Dramatists, Jessie divides her time between Brooklyn, LA, and the south of France.