Jessica Sherr (Actress/Playwright) was born and raised in El Cajon, California. At age 3, she found herself tap dancing to “Frosty the Snowman” and by age 5 she was choreographing dance pieces to Mickey Mouse’s Splash Dance and mounting shows in her pool. She has always had a love of the 1930’s and 40’s and the opportunity to play the legendary Bette Davis has brought her much joy. In 2010, Jessica wrote and performed a 30-minutes show portraying Bette Davis as part of THE REDHEADS, directed by Susan Batson. Following the run Jessica wrote a full-length play for Bette, which ran at FringeNYC. Miss Davis made her international debut at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013, 2014 and will returned 2015 to perform at the prestigious Assembly Rooms garnering 5 star reviews and was offered a limited run at The St. James Theatre in London. Kathryn Sermak, Miss Davis’ assistant, gave Jessica a pair of Miss Davis’ gloves to wear in the show.
Jessica’s credits include Theater: BETTE DAVIS AIN’T FOR SISSIES--Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Assembly Rooms), Fringe NYC, E2E Festival at 59E59, St. James Theatre London, The Great Gatsby (Hudson Theater Ensemble), Almost, Maine (Hudson Theater Ensemble), As Bees In Honey Drown (Hudson Theater Ensemble) Films: ANNIE (Columbia Pictures), Rock Dove (winner Flagstaff & Washington Gorge Film Festival), The Video Guys (Best Comedy IFF Festival); Television: Miss Faltine on Team Toon (Cartoon Network), Flight of the Conchords (HBO). She holds a BA in English and Dramatic Arts from USCB and currently studies with Wynn Handman. When not on stage she is out at Rockaway Beach surfing. She just bought her third surfboard, "Smurfette". www.JessicaSherr.com
Robert Perillo (Voice and Diction) is an American master voice teacher, and has trained actors for over thirty years. He has worked at Binghamton University, Marymount Manhattan College, The National Shakespeare Conservatory, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting where he was head of the Voice Department. Perillo trains and coaches actors privately both for performance and auditions; he has worked extensively with businessmen and women, writers, politicians and singers and has given seminars and workshops to choral groups, readers of scripture, deacons, priests and to other teachers of voice and speech. Perillo is a stage director and has directed works by playwrights as varied as William Shakespeare, Noël Coward, John Patrick Shanley, Tom Stoppard, and Charles Ludlam.
Isabelle Color (Bette Davis Dress) Recent credits include: See You At The Funeral (LaMama), The Subtle Body (59E59), Shitloads of Money (Ensemble Studio Theater), William Shakespeare's Mom (Ars Nova Ant Fest & The Brick), Uncle Vanya (Columbia University), Audiovideo; The Bachelors (Williamstown Theater Festival Workshop), The Unveiling (Dixon Place), Gentlemen of Kentucky (Dixon Place).