Jessica Ammirati is an independent director and producer in NYC. In the theatrical world she has been a stage manager, a designer, an all around techie, a writer, producer, and — the position most dear to her heart — a director. In her other life (The NYC Artist’s Life of Day Jobs) she has been an office administrator, receptionist, executive assistant, assistant bookkeeper, business affairs coordinator, waitress, bartender, massage therapist, personal trainer, birth doula, and childbirth educator. Blending the two lives has been…interesting (to say the least).
In 2008 she founded Going to Tahiti Productions with the mission of creating more opportunities for women in the entertainment industry. Jessica is passionate about telling original, complex, character-driven stories. She has directed theater, mostly original works, at venues all over the city including HERE Arts Center, Expanded Arts, Pulse Ensemble Theater, The American Theatre of Actors and The 78th Street Theater Lab. Through GTTP she has directed and produced (again all original works) at The Sage Theater, Roy Arias Studios, The Flamboyan Theater at The CSV Cultural and Educational Center, and The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. In 2012, her production of In The Ebb, by Camilla Ammirati, was an official selection of the New York International Fringe Festival.