Jessica Fisch is an East Coast transplant, is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at Northwestern University. Prior to moving to Chicago, Jessica lived in New York City where she was the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Down Payment Productions (DPP), a company committed to the development of new work. During her tenure, DPP produced three World Premieres, Two New York Premieres, and countless readings and workshops. The Redheaded Man, which she directed, played the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to rave reviews, and was one of only eight shows that extended Off-Broadway to the Barrow Street Theater as part of the FringeEncores Series. The play Pink!, which Jessica produced, was nominated for seven Innovative Theater Awards and was optioned for a feature film. She directed the New York premiere of The Realm, which enjoyed a successful three-week run at the curated Wild Project Theater in NYC. Jessica was a resident director at Ensemble Studio Theater, the 2008-2009 Playwrights Horizons Directing Resident, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Jessica received her BA from Tufts University.
Jessica is an audition coach for 2BC.