Jessie Marshall

Art Discipline: 
Williamsport, PA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 15, 2007 to Feb 2, 2007

Marshall hails from rural Pennsylvania, which she traded for rural Ohio when she attended Oberlin College. She received a B.A. with highest honors in theater and was awarded the Phyllis Jones Memorial Prize for writing, directing, and performing a one-woman play. She has worked with several professional theater companies, including Seattle Children's Theater, New York Theater Workshop, and The Soho Theatre in London. She's taken writing workshops with Christopher Reid, Naomi Iizuka, Paul Harding, Tod Goldberg, and Caroline Leavitt, and she recently taught a fiction-writing workshop at the Dover Free Library in Vermont. Marshall received an M.A. with Distinction in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York in 2004 and intends to enroll in an M.F.A. program for creative writing in the fall of 2007. In the spring of 2007 her play "Media Medea" will be produced by the Classics Department at the University of Durham in England. She is currently working on a novel.