Jessica O'Hara-Baker - Program-Developer

What is one of your favorite memories?  

The first time I saw Sleep No More, an immersive theatre piece in New York. I got pulled into a wardrobe, a gumball stuffed into my mouth, and pushed out through a secret door into a rave with MacBeth's witches. Needless to say, it was a wild ride.

Describe yourself in max three words.   Collaborative, playful, passionate

What is a sound you love?   Any body of water, live jazz, my kid's laughter

Who was your hero when you were a child?  

Jem, of Jem and the Holograms (a fabulously 80's cartoon about a woman who runs a foundation for orphaned girls by day and has a secret identity as a rockstar by night)

You are an artist because….  Art has the unique power to connect people through shared experiences

 

Jessica O’Hara-Baker is an acclaimed California-born, New York/Copenhagen -based actress, director, voice-over artist and theatre-maker. Jessica loves bringing new works to life, bringing people together, and processes that value collaboration and growth. She has worked on new pieces at Second Stage, EST, The Lark, Drama League, Signature, Prospect Theater, Fresh Ground Pepper, World Pride, and NY International Fringe, among others. 
In Denmark she has directed “Feminine Octagon (or Aristotle Can Eat me)”, has lead theatre workshops and appeared on stage during World Pride events. You may have heard her voice narrating E.L. James' (Fifty Shades of Grey) steamy bestselling audiobook THE MISTER. Jessica co-founded the filmmaking collective “Burn it Down”  and produces the digital zine “IN HERE I OUT THERE”. Jessica is a 2022 NEA Grant recipient, a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts and a member of AEA.

Projects:  

Female Brexit (curator),  Season 2023/24 (actress)

Websites:  

http://www.jessicaoharabaker.com/

Photo credits gallery: to be announced

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