Who Are the Playwrights

Jessica Dickey

Resident Playwright

2015 — 2024

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 currently developing a series for Netflix, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, and a feature film for Searchlight about the Motobirds, an all female British stunt team, produced by Sharon Horgan and directed by Susanna Fogel. Other recent television work includes a development deal with ABC and Twentieth, produced by the Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy, and writing for the Apple TV series Physical, starring Rose Byrne. 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. Other theatrical premieres have included Galileo’s Daughter, Nan and the Lower Body, The Convent, The Rembrandt, Charles Ives Take Me Home, and Row After Row. Jessie just released a book co-authored with her sister called Sistering: The Art of Holding Close and Letting Go (Pilgrim Press). A proud member of New Dramatists, Jessie divides her time between Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and the south of France.   www.jessicadickey.com