Jessica Elaine Ellison is a Houston-based dramaturg and theatre artist. Jessica received their Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and their Master of Arts in Theatre Studies from the University of Houston. Their artistic practice seeks to uplift stories written by and for black queer communities, while also bringing anthropological theory into conversation with theatre studies.
Dramaturgy as a Creative Practice
All too often, dramaturgy is seen as a fixed and unchanging field focused solely on research and writing. However, dramaturgs are artists, and dramaturgy is a creative and artistic practice.
black queer theatre 101
Hello! This is a list of some of my favorite pieces on black queer theatre. Check them out and feel free to recommend more folks who are writing on this topic :)