Q&A with Jess Jung

Jess JungMeet Jess Jung, Source Festival Associate Producer. The Festival doesn’t start until June 7th, but for Jess the work begins long before that. She is currently hard at work behind the scenes making Source Festival magic happen. Check out our latest Q&A to get to know more about her!

What talent would you most like to have?
I would most like to be able to paint. To turn a blank canvas into a 2-dimensional image is extraordinary. Also, this talent could potentially save me money around the holidays…

Who is your artistic hero? Or, what artist do you most identify with?
My artistic hero is my high school drama teacher, Ertwin Jones-Hermerding (whose brothers were named something like Bob and Mike). He was the first person to challenge me as a theatre artist and without him I would not have pursued a creative career.

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever found yourself doing for art?
I waited tables at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company to help support myself in graduate school. Working at Bubba Gump entails mastering a fine array of “Forest Gump” trivia, as well as memorizing exactly how many shrimp are in ALL of the dishes on the menu.

What’s your favorite pop culture guilty pleasure?
Oh no— “classic” Paula Abdul. Like, early 90s style. “Opposites Attract” and you know…

What book is on your nightstand?
The Great Gatsby will never go out of style

What’s on your i-pod/in your tape deck/on your record player/8-track?
The Stars (the Canadian ones!)


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