04 Jun JESSICA BLAXLAND ASHBY – GENERAL MANAGER
BA Creative Arts (Macquarie University, Sydney), MA Advanced Theatre Practice (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London)
Jessica is a passionate and self-motivated arts administrator with a love for new writing, puppetry, movement-based storytelling and visual art.
Graduating with distinction from her MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, she moved back to Sydney in 2013 where she began Blaxland and Daughter, a family run business with her mother Wendy Blaxland. Here she is the primary organiser of state-wide tours of five different productions, touring NSW and the ACT, many in collaboration with local Councils. Duties have included tour management, event organisation, school bookings, finances and website content management.
In her spare time, Jessica volunteers on the Save Marian Street Theatre Company committee which aims to raise the support needed to reopen the Marian Street Theatre building.