Jessica Phelps West

Acting

Rashomon
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Hedda Gabler

AEA

Eyes: Green 

Hair: Auburn

Private Lives
Elizabeth I
The Heiress
A Streetcar Named Desire
Representative Professional Roles

Regina  The Little Foxes  Theatre in the Square

Elise  Crooked  Theatre  in the Square        

Elizabeth I  Mary Stuart  Theatre in the Square

Blanche  A Streetcar Named Desire  Theatre in the Square       

Maureen  The Beauty Queen of Leenane  Theatre in the Square

Hedda  Hedda Gabler  Theatre in the Square

Catherine  The Heiress  Theatre in the Square

The Baroness  Blue Monk  7 Stages

Amanda  Private Lives  Theatre in the Square

The Angel  Angels in America: Millennium Approaches  Alliance Theatre

The Angel (et al.)  Angels in America: Perestroika  Alliance Theatre

Lettice  Lettice and Lovage  Theatre in the Square

Mrs. Davidson  Rain  Theatre in the Square

Elizabeth I  Elizabeth the Queen  Theatre in the Square

Laura  Holiday  Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Felicia  I Hate Hamlet  Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Charlady  A Christmas Carol  Alliance Theatre

Medea  Hungarian Medea (Command Performance)  Georgia Repertory Theatre

Laurel  Driving Lessons  Georgia Repertory Theatre

Nova  Miracle Man  Georgia Repertory Theatre

Julia  Fallen Angel  Theatre in the Square

Irene  The Crucifer of Blood  Allegheny Highlands Regional Theatre

Alice  Alice!  Center for Puppetry Arts

Fanny  On the Verge  Theatrical Outfit 

Wife  Rashomon  Theatrical Outfit

Jody  Hothouse  Horizon Theatre Company

Desdemona  Othello  Theatrical Outfit

Nancy  Holy Ghosts  Theatrical Outfit

Alais  The Lion in Winter  Theatrical Outfit

Edna Louise  Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean  Theatre  in the Square

Elizabeth I  Elizabeth I  Theatrical Outfit

Emilia  Othello  Odessa Shakespeare Festival

Jaquenetta  Love’s Labour’s Lost  Odessa Shakespeare Festival

Training

M.F.A. Acting: University of Georgia

B.A. Speech and Theatre Arts: Western Carolina University 

Special Skills

Period Styles, Dialects, Basic Stage Combat

TESTIMONIALS

"Jessica Phelps West is an incandescent Blanche DuBois… She’s conflicted, complex and impossible to take your eyes from. Acting doesn’t get any better than this anywhere."

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, review of A Streetcar Named Desire, 2001

"Audiences agree that Phelps sounds the way an angel should. The actress’ commanding and mellifluous speaking voice, one of the finest in Atlanta theatre, makes her ideal for aristocratic roles...and larger than life eccentrics. 'Jessica’s voice,' says director Kenny Leon, 'has the purity of a waterfall."

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, review of Angels In America, 1994