Jessica Bashline

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Jessica Bashline is an Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Miami. Artistic Director and co-founder of Strange Sun Theater, a company in NYC creating magical new theater that ignites in audiences and artists, the power of possibility.

Favorite directing credits include; Loving Repeating (NYC Premiere), Life of the Party (NYU-Premiere Production of Larry O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin’s new musical), at NYU Steinhardt GypsyMidsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, with Strange Sun Closer Than You Think (World Premiere), The Drowning Girls (NYC Premiere).

Playwright: Wickedest Woman; The story of Ann Lohman, midwife and abortionist in the 1800’s in NYC. Finalist, Scrap Mettle Arts Playwrights Festival, published Next Stage Press.  Garden of Memories the story of siblings dealing with the loss of their mother and the acceptance of their past. Runner Up W. Keith Hedrick Award at HRC Showcase Theater and Semi-Finalist, Trustus New Playwrights Festival.
Jessica splits her time between NYC and Miami, with her teenage child, their crazy chihuahua and the new kitten.


The full script of “Wickedest Woman” is available for purchase at