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Car Plays

The Car Plays: Interchange
La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival
Co-producer Moving Arts

 

The Car Plays: Interchange

World Premieres
LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE WITHOUT WALLS FESTIVAL
CO-PRODUCER MOVING ARTS


Praise

 
The Car Plays combine the pleasures of site-specific theater and voyeurism — one of the better arguments for carpooling since the high-occupancy lane. (CRITICS’ CHOICE)
— Los Angeles Times
 

THAT TIME SHE PROPOSED by Dana Schwartz

Jyl Kaneshiro, Kym Pappas

Jyl Kaneshiro, Kym Pappas

Kym Pappas

Kym Pappas

 

Jessica Bird is a gracious and nurturing leader. She listens and observes with her entire self, under her direction I felt heard and honored as an artist. Jessica empowered me to think outside the box and created a safe place to explore. I would walk to the ends of the earth to work with her… any time.
— Kym Pappas, Actress

 
Jyl Kaneshiro

Jyl Kaneshiro

 

Great directors think outside the box, but she literally became an incredible director for me because she had to think within one. Seeing all, even a glance in the rear view mirror. She is impassioned in what she does and it is stokes the fire of the actor. She is impartially open to our ideas yet resolute of her own.
— Jyle Kaneshiro, Actress

 

YOKE by David Myers

Braulio Ramirez, Joshua Jones

Braulio Ramirez, Joshua Jones

 

Jessica challenges me to find the exceptional in every moment. She is a diligent and nuanced director who will lead any production to its greatest potential.
— Joshua Jones, Actor

 
Joshua Jones, Jacque Wilke

Joshua Jones, Jacque Wilke

 

Jessica is an actor’s director; she gave us a chance to play and paint the canvas with our ideas and choices, while steering the ship with her own artistic vision and mold of what the end piece should be.
— Jacque Wilke, Actress

 

START by Terence Anthony

Salvador Velasco

Salvador Velasco

Sarah Errington

Sarah Errington

 

It was reassuring to have a level headed but open minded director come in with ideas and structure but still allow for contributions yet never losing control. Jessica knew how to help us adjust according to the audience and their energy. ALSO, how to find consistency. She helped each of us work as a team to discover the flow of working together.
— Sarah Errington, Actress

 

THE NIGHT GWEN STACEY DIED by Trey Nichols

Callie Prendiville, Mark C. Petrich

Callie Prendiville, Mark C. Petrich

Dave Rivas, Callie Prendiville

Dave Rivas, Callie Prendiville

 

Jessica is a theatrical triple threat as a Casting Director, Producer and Director. Her talent and experience in theatre has helped me and countless others grow as an artist.
— Dave Rivas, Actor

 

EPIC LOVE by Jami Brandli

Tom Kilroy, Loie Gail

Tom Kilroy, Loie Gail

Photo credit Jim Carmody