Jessica is a lyricist in the BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Songwriting Workshop, where she and composer Rick Bassett were awarded the 2018 Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre. Their work has been featured at NY City Center’s “Front & Center: The Original Musicals of Tomorrow with Tom Kitt,” "A Little New Music" in Los Angeles, Duplex "In the Works" series and elsewhere.
Fleitman & Bassett are recipients of commissions from JCP Downtown and the Wellsongs Project, and their children's musical “Little Miss Shushan: A Musical Megillah” received its world premiere in 2015. Fleitman & Bassett are currently adapting Jessica's play "The Average-Sized Mermaid" into a new musical comedy.
Jessica is also the librettist and lyricist of "God of Love" with composer Ben Boecker, and is currently writing the book for a new project with Andy Roninson (music) and Greg Edwards (lyrics).
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