Jessica Salans is an organizer and storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA

Highlights-

Co-Founder:

  • SPOTLITE Stage Company (Student Productions Operating To Learn & Integrate Theater Education)
  • Coralstone Press (Narrative Storytelling for Children)
  • Creative Grounds (Storytelling: theater, film, events, writings)
  • Ground Game LA (local civic engagement)

Notables:

  • Spearheaded a Kickstarter campaign that raised $26k+ for an original TV pilot called Monster Girls
  • Co-founded a publishing imprint with Todd Kessler, creator of Blue’s Clues
  • Ran a grassroots, volunteer based campaign as a candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 13, garnering 4,000 votes, 14% (2016-2017)
  • Co-founded Ground Game LA, a hyper local civic engagement 501(c)4 non profit

Influences:

Ada Limon, Isabelle Allende, Sarah Ruhl, Kaveh Akbar, Kate DiCamillo, Norton Juster, Daniel Handler, Shakespeare, Lois Lowry, Ray Bradbury, Miranda July, Pixar,  Myths, Folktales, Fairytales

Inquiries / Ideas / Musings?

Jessalans@gmail.com