Yep. It’s Alissa Jessup.

A Curious Raconteur 



ALISSA JESSUP is a writer, director, and actor with over 15 years experience working in theater, film and television. She has written and performed comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade NYC and The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. 

As an actor, she has performed and developed new plays with acclaimed theaters such as Sundance Theatre Lab, P.S. 122 and Playwrights Horizons. Selected TV credits include upcoming, SHRILL(Hulu)  starring Aidy Bryant,  TRUE BLOOD (HBO),    THE MINDY PROJECT (FOX), and GRIMM (NBC).


As a filmmaker she founded Growly Pictures to create content made for women, by women. She wrote, directed and stars in Chickadee’, a comedic short film made with all female cast and crew and chosen as one of Indie Wire’s top 5 crowdfunding picks (2015)

Alissa is founder and Artistic Director of The Ape Theater, a non profit theater in Portland, OR.

She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Film Fatales PDX and The Couch Collective, and an original member of Printer’s Devil Theater.

Alissa coaches actors and filmmakers (directors, writers,producers) using her Working with Actors technique based on her years of experience.  


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