Jessica Forella

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Kiss Me, Kate
Paul Hart
The Watermill Theatre
The Watermill Theatre
2019Deputy Stage Manager
Theatre
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Graham Gill
Richard Burton Company
The Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2019Stage Manager
Theatre
Loam
Donnacadh O'Briain
The Richard Burton Company, with Royal Court Theatre
Gate Theatre
2019Stage Manager
Theatre
Turbines
Emily Ling Williams
The Richard Burton Company, with Paines Plough
Gate Theatre
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Rage
Elle While
Richard Burton Company
Bute Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Mies Julie
Dexter Bullard
Victory Gardens Theater
Biograph Theater
2018Stage Manager
Theatre
Million Dollar Quartet
Todd Neilson
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
2017 - 2018Stage Manager
Theatre
The Polar Express
Scott Calgano
Rail Events Productions
Onboard Amtrak Train (Site-Specific), New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
2017Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Fun Home
Gary Griffin
Victory Gardens Theater
Biograph Theater
2017Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Numbers Nerds
Amber Mak
CPA Theatricals
Playwrights Horizons, Peter Jay Sharp Theater
2017Production Stage Manager
Theatre
St. Jude
Luis Alfaro
Victory Gardens Theater
RIchard Christiansen Theater
2017Production Stage Manager
Theatre
A Little Bit Not Normal
Lisa Portes
Victory Gardens Theater
RIchard Christiansen Theater
2017Stage Manager
Theatre
The Scottsboro Boys
Samuel Robeson
Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
2016Stage Manager
Theatre
In The Heights
Brenda Didier
Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
2016Stage Manager
Theatre
A Small Oak Tree Runs Red
Harry Lennix
Congo Square Theatre
Athenaeum Theatre
2016Stage Manager
Theatre
New Country
Ian Streicher
Fair Trade Productions
The Den Theatre
2015Stage Manager
Theatre
Ain't Misbehavin'
Brenda Didier
Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
2015Stage Manager
Theatre
Side Show
Michael Weber
Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
2015Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Loving Repeating
Allison Hendrix
Kokandy Productions
Theater Wit
2015Stage Manager
Theatre
Melancholy Play: a chamber musical
Polly Noonan
Piven Theatre Workshop
Piven Theatre Workshop
2015Stage Manager
Theatre
Sondheim on Sondheim
Nick Bowling
Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
2014Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Sweeney Todd
Michael Weber
Porchlight Music Theatre
Stage 773
2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis, Jr. Story
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Gee's Bend
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Having Our Say
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
At the Flash
David Zak
Pride Films and Plays
Outhouse
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
Ivanov
Joyce Piven
Piven Theatre Workshop
Piven Theatre Workshop
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
The Language Archive
Polly Noonan
Piven Theatre Workshop
Piven Theatre Workshop
2013 - 2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Sweet Smell of Success
John Glover
Kokandy Productions
Theater Wit
2013Stage Manager
Tour
The Passion of Dracula
Richard Paro
Theatre-Hikes
The Morton Arboretum
2013Stage Manager
Tour
Streeterville
Bradley Baker
Theatre-Hikes
Navy Pier
2013Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2013Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Going to St. Ives
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2013Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Woza Albert!
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2013Stage Manager
Tour
James and the Giant Peach
Carl Lindberg
Theatre-Hikes
The Morton Arboretum
2013Production Stage Manager
Theatre
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Tim Rhoze
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
Noyes Theatre
2013Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Under a Rainbow Flag
David Zak
Pride Films and Plays
The Main Stage
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
Our City, Ourselves
Megan Shuchman
A Red Orchid Theatre
A Red Orchid Theatre
2012Production Stage Manager
Theatre
At the Flash
David Zak
Pride Films and Plays
Hoover-Leppen Theatre
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret
Tara Branham
Pride Films and Plays
Mary's Attic
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
Tusk Tusk
Jennifer Green
Piven Theatre Workshop
Piven Theatre Workshop
2012Stage Manager
Tour
Hound of the Baskervilles
Bradley Baker
Theatre-Hikes
The Morton Arboretum
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
Encores
Joyce Piven
Piven Theatre Workshop
Piven Theatre Workshop
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    MA Stage and Event ManagementThe Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Stage Management Skills- Skilled Show Caller, Competent Score Reader, Experienced Production Manager, Highly Organized, Excellent Communicator

    Technical Skills- Qlab Programming And Operating, Basic Lx Desk Programming–ETC, Lx Rigging, Lx Desk Operating, Basic Set Construction

    Computer Skills-Comprehensive Ms Office– Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Teams; Vectorworks/Autocad; Basic Photoshop

    Referees

    Available upon request.

    About me

    I am a US AEA Stage Manager currently living in London, with extensive experience in various genres and scales of production. For the last year I have lived, worked, and studied in the UK, garnering a thorough understanding of the structure of the UK theatre system, particularly the stage management team.

    My career and educational focus is on large scale musicals, new works, and adaptations, with an emphasis on the intersection of thoughtful, provoking, accessible theatre and high production value.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate