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I got to stretch my understudy muscles for Taproot Theatre's As It Is In Heaven in the spring. I am now obsessed with Shakers.
The school year ended like a runaway locomotive. I'm incredibly proud of my students' work: 5th graders capping off elementary school with Macbeth and middle schoolers bringing new works to life!
I'm spending the summer my favorite way - Wedgwood Drama Studio camps in the park!
Heilman & Haver on
As It Is In Heaven
Sister Jane (played on Saturday by understudy Jesica Avellone) is the saddest of the group, coming in on the heels of the deaths of all of her children. Jesica is wonderful throughout, but her emotional portrayal of Jane is especially excellent in Act 2.
The Seattle Times on Every Five Minutes
...Jesica Avellone as Mo's loving wife Sara oscillates between tender concern and censoriousness about Mo's erratic behavior.
Seattle Weekly on Pride and Prejudice
Jesica Avellone and Kate Sumpter become the Charlotte Lucas and Miss Bingley to beat, casting themselves in my brain movie each time I pick up the novel from now on.
Drama in the Hood on Macbeth
As the guilty couple, Daniel Wood as Macbeth and Jesica Avellone as Lady Macbeth were two powerful actors, whose scenes together were full of passion, moral struggle and sexual politics. Both handled their monologues with intensity and nuance.