About


Photo: Julie Napear

Photo: Julie Napear

I’m an American actor, playwright, singer, director and deviser who has created work in Italy, Spain, Germany, the U.K., the U.S., Brazil and Uruguay.

I speak English, Spanish and Italian.

Sometimes I make my own shows.

Sometimes I perform in other people’s projects.

In 2010, I co-founded the Glasgow-based company Scandal Theatre to create political work about international social injustices.

In 2013, I was awarded a Tom McGrath Small Grant and selected for the Fronteiras Explorers Residency in Brazil & Uruguay.

In 2017 & 2019, I was chosen for residencies at Cove Park.

In 2017, I won National Theatre of Scotland’s Guest Room.

I trained at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, the Scuola Internazionale di Teatro in Rome and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Email me at jessica.phillippi@gmail.com or get in touch on social media if you’d like to know more!