Jessi Pitts

Jessi Pitts

Jessi is an undergraduate at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She has had work premiered in Seattle and Bellingham. Her ten-minute play, Silver Sixpence, is the 2019 recipient of the Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play award. You can find her one-act theatre for youth play, Weather Vain, through Heuer publishing.

Plays

  • Scary Horror Movie: The Movie: A Play
    Theatre for Youth: Max and Hailey watch a cheesy, low-budget horror movie on their date. Max is good at pointing out all the mistakes characters make in horror movies, but Hailey is too preoccupied with the thought that they might be living through one.
  • Diamonds and Toads
    An American Southwest full length adaptation of Charles Perrault’s Les Fées. The lives of Fanny, Rose, and their mother are changed when Rose is given a blessing by a fairy: whenever she speaks, diamonds fall from her lips. But the softness of a throat stands no chance against the sharp edges of a diamond.
  • Silver Sixpence
    The 'something blue' at Eliza's wedding is her sister.

Recommended by Jessi Pitts

  • Neat.
    21 Jun. 2019
    We love a manipulative character who half the time doesn't even realize they're being as manipulative as they are. Gordon fascinates me on so many levels, from his vision of what it means to apologize to why he does and says the things that he does. A fascinating study of relationships after trust has been shattered, and how dangerously subtle manipulation can be.
  • How Sweet The Sound
    21 Jun. 2019
    An absolutely thrilling and horrific story. McVay excels at writing multi-faceted characters who keep secrets from each other, the audience, and even from themselves. A truly well-done play.
  • how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma)
    20 Jun. 2019
    A highly creative approach to a memory play; Chavez's piece is an excellent experimental work that uses puppets, poetry, and a very messy allegory of a room to explore the relationship of a non-binary individual with the people they care deeply about, as well as coming to terms with themselves.
  • (trans)formada
    27 Apr. 2019
    There's something so magical about that brief span of time right before high school ends; where everything is ending, but the rest of life is just beginning. Gonzales captures this metamorphosis into adulthood with Sam's exploration of their gender as well as evaluating relationships with their family, friends, and with the world itself. Every character has a great deal of heart and truth in them, making this play a genuinely delightful read.
  • The Well-Tempered Clavier
    24 Apr. 2019
    A beautiful look into some of the most crucial moments in a family's timeline; this expertly crafted play addresses the differences in the way that multiple generations and even siblings within the same generation experience cultural assimilation in their own way. Garvin's family rings with such clear truth in every detail of their relationships to each other and to the changing world around them.