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Jessica Turner

Jessica Jill Turner

Jessica Jill Turner’s plays have been produced in cramped venues throughout New York City. She was co-artistic director of Kiva Theatre Company for seven years. She’s currently on the Board of Directors of tAB (The Arts Bureau - a Brooklyn-based art collective). Playwriting Credits: The Healing Hands of Hatch Lemon (Lion Theater; NYC); Two Reasons to Kill Yourself If You Are/Are Not a Clown (Kiva Theatre Company; NYC – “Outstanding Play” NYC Innovative Award); Entrenched in the Oath (The UnConvention; Kiva Company; Best Ensemble); Wasn't Any Law Could Take Him Alive! (NY Fringe Festival; Theatre for a New City; and Expanded Arts; Outstanding New Voice Award). Her play DEVIANT enjoyed a sold-out run in the 2002 NY Fringe Festival (Kiva Theatre Company). Television credits: Cadillac Falls (Comedy pilot for Twentieth Century Fox) Education: BFA in Theater - NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts MFA in Playwriting - Columbia University



Charlie Moose is a morbidly obese novelist who hasn’t moved in months. His best friend, twelve year old Simon, desperately wants him to. See, Simon is a very awkward boy; he gets picked on at school and has an unhealthy obsession with aliens. He secretly suspects that Charlie is an alien and that if he ever moves, Charlie will bring Simon back to his home planet. Simon would like that. He’d be away from the kids at school and his aspiring sociopath of a mother, Nancy. Charlie however, is not an alien, he is simply a man obsessed with a stripper he met long ago. This is a play about imagination and memory, and the dangers of living solely in the space where they converge.