Jessica Hood is a performer, playwright, and producer. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Simon Fraser University and has completed the Stella Adler summer conservatory program in New York. Jessica has worked with such companies as The Troika Collective, rice & beans theatre, Pacific Theatre, and Rumble Theatre.
Selected performance credits include Acceleration (Sugarworks); The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine, which was the 2016 PTC Fringe New Play Prize Award winner by Deneh’Cho Thompson; Voices from Chernobyl, an original production that told the verbatim stories of the survivors, featuring music by Elliot Vaughan (The Troika Collective); and the title role in Olya the Child (The Troika Collective).
Jessica’s play Oh, Romeo/No, Romeo was selected for the NewMarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival. Her first full-length play bad eggs was presented in a staged reading at the rEvolver Festival in May 2019. jessicahoodartist.com
Rachelle Miguel is an emerging artist who is a Vancouver
based performer and playwright. She is a graduate of SFU School for Contemporary Arts with a BFA in Theatre Performance where she learned not only the skills of performance but the importance of collaboration, patience, determination and creativity.
Rachelle has written and performed for SFU’s 2014 Black Box series of shows Solo, an exploration on the grotesque beauty of being alone; Duet, a piece that focused on the joys and frustrations of togetherness; Party, an experimentation on various notions of celebration; and Retreat, a haunting story with a moveable set that the audience travelled through.
Her other favourite credits include Olya the Child (Troika Collective), a site-specific work that explores the meaning of family through the eyes of a Russian orphan and Planta, an animation by Laurel Thomson, illustrating a mother’s apprehension about raising her unborn child. rachellemiguel.com