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Jessica Ferrarone

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Biography

Jessica Ferrarone is the Program Head for the Summer MA for Theatre Educators an Assistant Instructional Professor of Acting. Ms. Ferrarone earned her BFA in Acting from North Carolina School of the Arts and continued her studies at the Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC. Some of her favorite stage roles include Andromache in Trojan Women under the direction of Gerald Freedman and Rosa in Summer and Smoke at the Roundabout Theatre. She also appeared in film and television including recurring roles on NYPD Blue and General Hospital. Guest star appearances include CSI Miami and Boston Public.

A passionate advocate for theatre in elementary and secondary education, Ms. Ferrarone parlayed her training and experience into the classroom for a decade working with students from 6ththrough 12thgrade. During that time, her students made two State appearances in the University Interscholastic League’s One Act Play Contest. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Houston’s Summer MA Program for Theatre Educators and is proud to be in a position to support the advancement of theatre educators and the incredible work they do.

Ms. Ferrarone studied Sanford Meisner’s Technique under Master teacher Nicholas Martin. Other formidable training includes: approaches to modern realism with K. Todd Freeman and Caroline Neff at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, and Shakespeare with The Public Theatre’s Jed Diamond, Steppenwolf’s Tarell McCraney, and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.