Based in Vancouver on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tseil-Waututh) peoples, Jessica Hood is a performer, producer, and playwright. She holds a BFA in theatre performance from Simon Fraser University and has completed the Stella Adler summer acting conservatory program in New York.
For their 2017/18 season, Jessica was the Artistic Associate at Rumble Theatre, where she received mentorship from Stephen Drover, Kellee Ngan, Laura Efron, and Christie Watson. Jessica is the co-founder and co-artistic producer of unladylike co., which aims to produce female-driven work. Since its inception in 2018, unladylike co. has produced The [Organization]
a site-specific play by Rachelle Miguel and those whom fortune favours
a devised adaptation of Sleeping Beauty for the newest iteration of HIVE 2019 presented at Magnetic North Festival.
Selected performance credits include Her/Them
(Pedro Chamale, Pull Fest VII); Acceleration
(Ulla Laidlaw); The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine
, (Deneh’Cho Thompson); Voices from Chernobyl
, an original production that told the verbatim stories of the survivors, featuring music by Elliot Vaughan (Aliya Griffin, The Troika Collective); and the title role in Olya the Child
(Aliya Griffin, The Troika Collective).
Jessica was a participant in PTC’s Block A playwriting program led by David Geary. Her play Oh, Romeo/ No, Romeo
was selected for the NewMarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival. Her first full-length play, bad eggs
, was presented in a staged reading at rEvolver Festival in May 2019. jessicahoodartist.com