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Faculty

Jessica Payne
Jessica Payne
Acting

AMDA Faculty since: 2014

Jessica Payne is an actor, singer and director who works across film, television and theatre on both the national and international stage. Jessica is also an award-winning filmmaker, writing and directing her own short films. She has worked as the Director of the New Works Conservatory at TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley. She is a featured singer in local live performances, original cast recordings, vocal demos and successful audio dramas as well as serving as a script consultant for stage and film. Jessica loves guiding students to find a deeper expression of their power and specificity.

Degrees

M.F.A., Acting, Western Illinois University
B.A., Theatre, Indiana University of Pennsylvania