Jennifer Jasper

Solo Shows

PAST PRODUCTIONS

“Bullygirl”

Conceived and performed by Jennifer Jasper

Synopsis

Storyteller Jennifer Jasper pulls no punches in Bullygirl as she delves into the darkness of adolescence to pick at the bones of her self-esteem. Told in her unique voice mixing pathos and hilarity, Jasper spits out tales of bullies, victims in plaid stretch pants, a shunning, and a young teacher’s near breakdown as she revisits the halls of horror: Junior High.

Performance History:

  •  Locally Grown, Seattle, WA • January 31–February 13, 2015

 

“I Can Hear You…But I’m Not Listening”

Conceived and performed by Jennifer Jasper

Synopsis

Jasper explores her experiences as the middle daughter in a family of five girls with colorful (and off-color) stories in her own unique storytelling style. From her early efforts at speech therapy to her Laura Ingalls Wilder obsession to her discovery of her grandfather’s “interesting” hobby, Jasper’s expert comic skills and her gift for wringing laughs from the dark and uncomfortable moments of growing up make each performance unique and revealing.

Performance History:

Reviews:

David Schmader, The Stranger, says “In an age of boundary-pushing shock comedy, [Jennifer] Jasper traffics in old-school humanistic comedy, and watching the show, I kept thinking of the classic comedy of Carol Burnett, given a 21st-century lesbian twist.”

From The Santa Fe Reporter: “The clarity of Jasper’s performance style, which allows her to speak to the audience like she’s telling stories at the dinner table (granted, maybe not everyone’s dinner table), only helps ‘I Can Hear You…But I’m Not Listening.’ ”

What audience members are saying:

“What a sparkling gem of an evening!  What strikes me is the honesty, 
the movement, the transition-on-a-dime.”

I laughed so hard at one point I almost wet myself … hilarious, authentic and poignant.

 

“It Will Kill Them!”

Conceived and performed by Jennifer Jasper

Synopsis

Everyone has tried to put Jennifer Jasper in a box. Is she a queer artist? Lesbian? Bisexual? Mainstream? In her signature comedic storytelling style, “It Will Kill Them!” explores the struggle she’s had with the need people have to label her. She has been performing improvisational stories of her life for decades. Recently, she had critical success with her one-woman show, “I Can Hear You…but I’m Not Listening.”

Performance History:

 

 

“Middle”

Conceived and performed by Jennifer Jasper

Synopsis

Improvisational performer Jennifer Jasper takes you on a journey from growing up the middle child to the middle of her own mid-life.

Performance History:

  • Solo Performance Festival 4, Theatre Off Jackson, Seattle, WA • Premiere • March 2010
  • Paradise Theater School, Chimacum, WA • Workshop • April 2011