Writer & Director
Craig Jessen is a storyteller in a variety of mediums. While his favorite form of expression is with song and charango, his most prolific output is for film and theatre.
He is the writer and director of two award-winning feature films, A PROMISE OF TIME TRAVEL and BEYOND METHUSELAH. He is also the cinematographer and editor (as well as co-star) of the webseries JAW RECORDER.
His plays have been produced in Oregon, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles. In 2010 he won the Tim Robbins playwriting award (yes, that Tim Robbins) for BABEL BELLY. More recently he won the Chameleon Theater's 2020 New Play award for GHOSTLY.
Craig's most recent work for the stage was directing "America's Journey" at the Rogue Valley Symphony. He is an adjunct faculty for Southern Oregon University's Master of Theatre Studies program, teaching Script Analysis and Directing.
As the son of Argentine and Puerto Rican immigrants, Craig's work focuses on exploring diverse cultural identities, bridging the gaps between different backgrounds, and celebrating the rich tapestry of human experiences.