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Anderson, Jessica


Jessica is a playwright, arts administrator and sometimes waitress who originally hails from Oakville, Ontario. She is a graduate of Queen's University and Algonquin College.  Jessica was the recipient of the 2012 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights Award for her full-length play The Gods and Calvin Brewer. Her short plays have been produced at the Extremely Short Play festival in Ottawa, the InspiraTO festival in Toronto, the Just Acts Play Festival in Calgary and the Short and Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia. Her full length play My Purple Wig was short-listed for the RBC Tarragon Under Thirty Award, the Herman Voaden Award and won the Special Merit Award in TheatreBC's National Playwriting Contest. My Purple Wig  premiered Off- Broadway at the Lion Theatre in November of 2013. Jessica was an inaugural member of the 1000 Islands Playwright's Unit. She was a particpant in the 2014 Stratford Playwright's Retreat is currently a member of the playwright's unit at Theatre Aquarius.  

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