Educators, Jessica Winward
Jessica Carma Winward is a classically trained actress and experienced teaching artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Theatre from Southern Utah University. During college she taught young children Shakespeare with the prominent Utah Shakespeare Festival’s education program. She also performed multiple seasons with the Neil Simon Festival. She was the recipient of many awards and accolades including numerous Irene Ryan Nominations from the American College Theatre Festival and the very competitive Robin Lynn Bishop Scholarship. Upon graduating, she accepted an international two year touring contract with Missoula Children’s Theatre. She toured to 37 states and 5 countries performing, teaching, and directing just under 100 casts of various musicals. Since her recent move to the Los Angeles area, she has become the Intern Office Manager at iO West, where she is currently enrolled. She has recently been cast in the Stella Adler Town Street Theater’s upcoming play In Response. She was also just cast in the short film Swinging Tree, which will be submitted to festivals next year.