Jessie Atkin

Jessie Atkin

Jessie Atkin received her MFA in creative writing from American University in May 2015. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she received a B.A. in English Literature. Her previous writing experience includes two plays that were honored and produced as staged readings through Rochester New York’s Geva Theater’s Regional Writers Showcase and the Washington University in St. Louis A.E. Hotchner...
Jessie Atkin received her MFA in creative writing from American University in May 2015. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she received a B.A. in English Literature. Her previous writing experience includes two plays that were honored and produced as staged readings through Rochester New York’s Geva Theater’s Regional Writers Showcase and the Washington University in St. Louis A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition and Festival. She has had short stories published in The Young Adult Review Network, Digital Americana, and Quantum Fairy Tales.

Plays

  • Memories of a Revolution
    One tense dinner party threatens the delicate balance of a family, as seen through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Carrie, standing on the brink of adulthood. A play about space, responsibility, and what it means to have a sister.
  • George Clooney Saved My Life
    What happens between college and being a real adult? Kristen is working her way through the limbo that is being in your early twenties alongside her roommates, Sherry and Linda. But not all twenty somethings are created equal, and Kristen knows she is behind the eight ball. Still without a boyfriend and struggling with clinical depression since college Kristen's newest coping mechanism includes not talking...
    What happens between college and being a real adult? Kristen is working her way through the limbo that is being in your early twenties alongside her roommates, Sherry and Linda. But not all twenty somethings are created equal, and Kristen knows she is behind the eight ball. Still without a boyfriend and struggling with clinical depression since college Kristen's newest coping mechanism includes not talking to herself, but rather talking to George Clooney. But without a space to call her own and roommates who are too involved in their new lives to notice that your twenties aren't always what they're cracked up to be, how long can Kristen really go on? Sometimes the only way to move on is to move out, and the only person who can help you move forward is yourself.
  • What Will You Tell Your Children?
    Set in the past, present and future, “What Will You Tell Your Children?” asks the infamous question, “Is it too late?” The play interweaves stories of modern-day anti-Semitism with a student trip to Israel, and it also focuses on one particular character’s struggle in dealing with the past horrors of the Holocaust. In this haunting and complex play, “never again” becomes more of a question than a fact, as...
    Set in the past, present and future, “What Will You Tell Your Children?” asks the infamous question, “Is it too late?” The play interweaves stories of modern-day anti-Semitism with a student trip to Israel, and it also focuses on one particular character’s struggle in dealing with the past horrors of the Holocaust. In this haunting and complex play, “never again” becomes more of a question than a fact, as every character tries to deal with the history and aftermath of history’s darkest hours.