Jessica D. Rothman, Study Guide Writer and Educational Consultant, has been a theater educator and director of student and summer camp fully staged productions in the New York City high schools, elementary and high schools on Long Island, and in regional summer camps for more than 35 years. In addition to teaching theater and training college students to become theater teachers, she has produced and directed more than 50 Broadway musicals, Shakespeare festivals and special drama programs. She has twice been a National Endowment for the Humanities Shakespeare fellow and is a contributor to the New York City Blueprint For the Arts in Theatre. She has served as the New York State director of the International Thespian Society and has founded a number of high school I.T.S. chapters. She has been recognized for her exceptional skills in teaching theater and other communications courses by The State University of New York at Albany, the Educational Theater Association, the Disney Company, the Shakespeare Society (of New York), the Creative Arts Team’s New York City Student Shakespeare Festival and by the theater students of the Hillcrest High School Theatre Institute. She is listed in listed in the 2006-2007 Who’s Who In American Teachers. Since the year 2000 she has written extensively about theater and theater education including resource guides for Students’ Live, Inside Broadway (Formerly Midtown Management) and Tony Randall’s National Actors Theater. Jessica possesses a Masters degree in Speech and Theater education, and has continued her studies at New York University, Columbia University and Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. She is married to a fellow communications educator and has one son who is a professional actor currently working in the music industry.