Member of the Week: Jessica Scout Malone
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Posted by: John Meredith
Jessica (she/her/hers) is a Boston-based theatre artist, fight choreographer, and wintertime iced coffee drinker. When she was young she dreamed of a life as a baker who moonlit as a trapeze artist, but has since found other ways of satisfying the need to entertain.
Jessica’s work centers around the goal of finding new stories to tell and new ways to tell those stories. With over 17 years of movement training influencing her work, Jessica is passionate about investigating the ways human bodies create narrative and meaning, both alone and with others, onstage and off.
Jessica holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, where she was encouraged to Do It All. Her work as a director, actor, choreographer, dramaturg, and occasional handler of QLab can be seen with companies like Also Known As Theatre Company, Anthem Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Office of War Information (Bureau of Theatre), and Theatre on Fire.
She currently serves as Dramaturgy Fellow at Company One, where she will be Assistant Dramaturg for Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone (April 27-May 25, 2018).
Jess's nominator said she has offered up "some of the most fantastic fight choreography work there is. Her attention to detail always uplifts and enhances the storytelling of the moments she works on, and her support of actors in creating a safe rehearsal environment helps everyone work more efficiently and with more joy!"
Jess believes in active listening, self-evaluation, and the rule of threes. She believes in believing in people, loving things loudly, and using the arts to bridge the gap between who we are and who we want to be.
For more information about Jess and her work, please visit jessicascoutmalone.com.
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