Jessica Holt is an aesthetically omnivorous director equally at home directing new and contemporary plays and musicals as she is reinvestigating classics for what they have to say to us here, now, today. She gravitates towards stories of consequences and believes that theater has the power to radically transform our lives and our communities. Selected directing credits include: the world premiere of The Resting Place, Bright Half Life, Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, Act 5 (Magic Theatre), Kate Hamill's Sense and Sensibility, Fun Home, Venus in Fur (Virginia Stage Company), Speech and Debate (Barrington Stage Company), Rich Girl (Florida Studio Theatre), The Daughters by Patricia Cotter (San Francisco Playhouse, world premiere), and Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino (Alliance Theater), among others. Additionally, she has developed and directed work at A.C.T., Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Rivendell Theatre, NYU, Pocono Mountains Music Festival, AADA, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Sewanee Writers Conference, Cutting Ball Theater, among others. Jessica is an NNPN Affiliated artist, a member of the Ring of Keys Network, and was 2016-2017 National Directors Fellow with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, NNPN, the Kennedy Center, and SDCF. She was the 2015-2016 Phil Kent Directing Fellow at the Alliance Theatre. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she received her MFA in Directing. She is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.