Jessica Fleitman is a writer of theater, musical theater, television, and comedy.
Her plays have received multiple New York City productions and include The Average-Sized Mermaid (Corwin Award), Deuteranomaly (nominated for 5 PCTF Awards), Word of the Day (commissioned by the Sloan Foundation and Magic Theatre), G Train Exodus (winner of the LIC One Act Play Festival), and Show of Hands (Finalist for the International Jewish Plays Project).
She is a lyricist in the BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Songwriting Workshop, where she is currently developing a new musical with composer Rick Bassett. Fleitman and Bassett's work has been heard in cabarets throughout NYC and their musical “Little Miss Shushan: A Musical Megillah” received its world premiere in 2015. Jessica is also the librettist and lyricist of "God of Love" with composer Ben Boecker.
Jessica was on the writing staff of Seriously.TV, a digital comedy channel from Complex/Verizon Hearst Media Partners. Her parody PSA "Actual Bathroom User Speaks Up About Trans Bathroom Laws" went viral, garnering 5 million Facebook views and over 100,000 shares within 5 days. Her sketches have been featured in The Huffington Post, LGBTQ Nation, and NewNowNext.
Jessica holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she was a Goldberg Fellow and won the Chair's Award for Distinguished Achievement.