TheatreVCU

Vanessa Jackson

Vanessa Jackson began her journey as a playwright some thirteen years ago.  She began writing for small productions in her local church.  Writing became a solace for her and a place of tranquility from her sometimes stressful job as a Financial Analyst.  Her productions grew from the quaint facilities of her church to several stages throughout Virginia.  Vanessa is founder of The Wright Penn Company, a small performing arts company committed to telling stories that are vital to her community as a whole.  Her stories focus on various social issues that face her community.   She writes to educate her audience and takes pleasure in entertaining them while they learn.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Virginia Union University.