Jessica Walck currently holds the position of Associate Artistic Director and acting Director of Education at The Naples Players in Naples, FL. As an educator, Jessica has led several acting intensives for students of all ages. In addition to teaching acting she has also led classes in playwriting, stage combat, improv, musical theatre and movement.
She privately instructs students in Naples and around the country for college auditions. A performer many years her recent acting credits include Becky Foster/Becky’s New Car, Vixen/The Eight Reindeer Monologues, Miss Adelaide/Guys & Dolls, Ellen-Jenna/Maple & Vine among others. This past year at The Naples Players she directed Making God Laugh and Escanaba in Da Moonlight (Broadway World Regional Winner for Best Play of the Decade). She has directed several student productions including, Junie B. Jones Jr., You Can’t Take It With You, The Sound of the Music and a virtual production of Kate Hamill’s Pride & Prejudice (Broadway World Regional Winner for Virtual Production of the Decade). In addition to directing she developed, workshopped and produced The Naples Players first new play, June & Jason’s Survival Guide to Divorce. A proud graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Jessica is so excited to join this stellar staff and be a part of the NEMC family.