Jessica Stanley is an actor and playwright from Melbourne. She is the Chair of the Melbourne-based theatre company North of Eight, and Co-Founder of new artistic collective Spinning Plates Co.

Jessica was awarded a scholarship to study at Monash University, where she gained her Bachelor of Performing Arts. In 2015, she concurrently completed the Full-Time Program at the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia and a Bachelor of Psychology at Swinburne University. She has also trained at 16th Street, TAFTA and the Rehearsal Room, as well as working with Australian director Kim Farrant and world-class intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien.

On-screen credits include roles on The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Glitch. In 2018, Jessica received critical acclaim for her solo performance in Ross & Rachel (Theatre Works). In 2016, she was nominated for Best Performance Award for her solo performance in Ménage at Melbourne Fringe Festival. Other stage credits include You Are The Blood (dir. Peter Blackburn), Extinction (dir. Andrew Blackman),Strata, Inc. (dir. Faran Martin), Navy Pier (dir. Phoebe Anne Taylor), and It's Alright, Sid it's Alright (dir. Robert Reid).

In 2018, Jessica was the only Australian playwright invited to attend the Valdez Theatre Conference, in Alaska, for her new play Sisters, Inferno. Currently, she is playing Abigail in Complete Works Theatre Company’s touring production of The Crucible.

Jessica has been a proud member of Equity since 2013.

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