JAKE LIPMAN (Playwright, Director, and Producing Artistic Director)
Since founding TIC in 2006, Jake has produced 36 thought-provoking comedies, including the world premiere adaptation of The Inn at Lake Devine in 2015, based on the beloved novel of the same name, plus 14 iterations of TIC's Plus 1 Solo Show Festival. She appears onstage in many TIC shows, and occasionally directs, including the upcoming Relentlessly Pleasant, Ruby (2018 Planet Connections Fest),two productions of Buffalo Heights (Planet Connections Theatre Fest 2017, Outstanding Production of a Revival nom.), and well-known plays like Mauritius, Our Town, and How I Learned to Drive. MFA, Actors Studio Drama School, BA from Smith College. www.JakeLipman.com
JESSICA AMMIRATI (Dramaturg and Associate Producer)
The development of Relentlessly Pleasant was made possible with the input of many talented artists, including Kurt Bardele, Marina Barry, Amanda Bruton, Caralie Chrisco, Jim deProphetis, Deanna & Peter Drew, Holly Lynn Ellis, Aizzah Fatima, Amy Fulgham, Lori Funk, Elizabeth Guttman, Adam Harrell, Gillian Hurst, Maria Maloney, Michael Maloney, Angeline Nortz, Jason Pizzarello, Amanda Rodhe, Chrissy Rose, Philip Rothman, Loralee Tyson, Charlie Schulman, Patrick Smith, and Joy Sudduth. In loving memory of Paul Lustig Dunkel and Elizabeth Stephens.