Jessica Pearson

About Jessica Pearson

Jessica Pearson is a DC area director, playwright, actor and mercenary drama teacher. She has a B.A. in Drama from The Catholic University of America and is the Co-Artistic Captain of The HoboJungle Theater Company. Her non-theatrical pursuits include knitting, jewelry making, the watching of 1950's panel shows and listening to pretentious sub-genres of semi-popular music.

Irish play Moment now at Studio Theatre (review)

Niamh Lynch (Emily Landham) has been calling her mother, Teresa, (Dearbhla Molloy) all morning.  Unable to reach her and fearing the worst, she rushes to her mother’s house. Upon arriving, Niamh finds her mother in good health but is greeted by some disturbing news. After many years away, her brother Nial (Peter Albrink) is coming home for […]

Word Becomes Flesh at Theater Alliance (review)

Theatre, at its best, has the ability to be a powerful tool for political and social change. That means, right now in particular, #blacktheatrematters.

Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls … at Theater Alliance (review)

  Ntozake Shange’s iconic for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf  was groundbreaking when it was first produced in 1975 and, for better or for worse, its message is still relevant today. The “choreopoem” combines movement, dance, music and language to address the struggles and joys of being a black woman […]

Carmen: An Afro Cuban Jazz Musical at Olney Theatre Center (review)

Carmen: An Afro Cuban Jazz Musical, co-produced by Olney Theatre Center and Tectonic Theater Project, takes the tragic heroine of Bizet’s 1875 opera and transports her to Cuba in 1958, when the island nation was on the brink of revolution.

The Sisters Rosensweig at Theater J (review)

In the summer of 1991, the three Rosensweig sisters, Sara (Kimberly Schraf), Gorgeous (Susan Rome) and Pfeni(Susan Lynskey), reunite in Sara’s London home to mark the occasion of the eldest sister’s 54th birthday. What follows is a deluge of minor victories and tragedies that showcase the very different ways the titular sisters handle family, men, […]

Equus from Constellation Theatre (review)

Martin Dysart (Michael Kramer) is a child psychiatrist going through the motions of what he calls “career menopause,” when his good friend Hesther Salomon, (Kathleen Akerley), a court magistrate, brings him the troubling case of a teenage boy who violently blinded six horses.

Entertaining Mr. Sloane (review)

In a none-too-fashionable London neighborhood in the early 1960s, middle-aged Kath (Claire Schoonover) invites the young Mr. Sloane (Mathew Aldwin McGee) to rent a room in the home she shares with her elderly father Kemp (David Bryan Jackson).

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Washington Stage Guild

I am usually a strict adherent to the “No Christmas till after Thanksgiving” edict, but I am happy I broke my own rule and started my holiday season a little early with Washington Stage Guild.

The Cripple of Inishmaan from Scena Theatre (review)

 The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh takes place in the isolated Aran Islands, off the coast of Ireland, in 1934. The familiar rhythms of life on the island of Inishmaan are disrupted when news that a Hollywood film crew has arrived to make a movie about life on a neighboring island.

Unexplored Interior from Mosaic Theater Company

Mosaic Theater Company does not, it appears, intend to tread lightly. Its inaugural season opened with the new play by Jay O. Sanders, Unexplored Interior (This Is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth.) The play addresses the catastrophic violence of Rwandan genocide, and the shameful lack of response from the rest of the world. […]

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