Messenger No. 4 – Dramatis Personae – Jessica Allen

Name: Jessica Allen

Where are you from originally?
Devine, TX
It’s a town consisting of 4,000 people south of San Antonio, and yes, the name says it all.

How long have you been in Austin?
I actually live in San Marcos, and have been there for almost 10 years.

Who are some of the the folks you’re playing in Messenger No. 4?
Helena from Midsummer, Dionysus, and if course sexy security guard.

What was the very first show you did ever in your entire life?
I was 13 and it was a play called ‘This is a Test’. I was on stage maybe two minutes, and still got All Star Cast!

What is the single most fun thing you’ve ever gotten to do on stage?
Wear a giant red wig, and take my bloomers off.

What moment on stage do you wish you could go back and erase from history?
Well, I know that we learn from everything, and even the so called “bad” things are inherently good in the long run, but my senior year of high school we were disqualified in OAP at the district competition for going over time.

It was pretty devastating to my teenage heart, and I felt like it was my fault, because I was the last one on stage. But, hey I am stronger now because of it, and once in college I realized that it wasn’t really that big of a deal.
(Ed note: No. It is a big deal… I’m still not over my DQ in 93…)

What about Messenger No. 4 are you most excited to be sharing with an audience?
I love the characters we have all created. The script offered so much room to play, and it has been such a fun and hilarious process.

I am excited for other people to get in on the joke 🙂