the “et•y•mol•o•gy” event

 The dinner was a great success! Thank you all for coming and supporting “etymology”!

A special thank you to Vios and Thomas Soukakos, Tangerine Spa, the staff at Vios who volunteered their time, MoZo, the Von Piglets, and our photographer Lauren Max!

We are about 75-80% funded! We still need about $1500 to reach our goal.

If you feel like throwing a few bucks at the project, but dinner wasn’t your thing, you can donate ANY amount by going to and choosing “Donation Only” and entering the amount you’d like to donate on the checkout page.

About the Project

Jennifer Jasper’s January 2014 14/48 play “et•y•mol•o•gy” was selected as one of 30 plays out of nearly 1,400 submissions to be presented at the 39th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in NYC at Playwrights Horizons this August. “et•y•mol•o•gy”is the only play in the Final 30 from a Northwest-based playwright this year.

The Final 30 playwrights have to present a production of the play for the competition and Jennifer has teamed up with The 14/48 Projects to do just that. We need to send Jennifer and the two actors, Megan Ahiers and Trick Danneker, to NYC for four days to represent Jennifer, 14/48, Seattle, and to win this competition!

We need about $8,000 to fly Jennifer Jasper, Megan Ahiers and Trick Danneker to NYC, give them a place to stay, feed them, and pay them a stipend while they in NY representing Seattle theater.


Many Thanks To These Sponsors for their Support!

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1714 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103



Vios Cafe & Marketplace
903 19th Ave. E., Seattle


And a Big Thank You to Our Producing Partner




the “et•y•mol•o•gy” event

Save the Date! July 14, 2014

Help us take Jennifer Jasper and two Seattle actors to New York City for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, August 4-10, 2014.

As you probably know, Jennifer submitted her play “et•y•mol•o•gy” to the 2014 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival this year. It gives the playwright the opportunity to showcase her work in New York City with the very real possibility of getting published and licensed with Samuel French. Well,  “et•y•mol•o•gy” was selected for the Final 30 out of nearly 1,400 plays! This is a huge honor and also allows us to take two Seattle actors to NYC for an opportunity to perform on an off off broadway stage.

We’ve teamed up with the awesome folks at The 14/48 Projects to help us produce the play and send Jennifer and two actors to New York.

Keep checking back! We will have the donation and event fundraiser page up in the next day or two.

All donations are tax deductible and you’ll receive a notice from Freehold for your records.

Thank you so much for helping us get Seattle theater to New York City!

Much love,
Jennifer Jasper and Kathie Whitehall


Many Thanks To These Sponsors for their Support!



Vios Cafe & Marketplace
903 19th Ave. E., Seattle


And a Big Thank You to Our Producing Partner




Hollywood Fringe 2014

Photo courtesy Truman Buffett Photography.


Jennifer Jasper brings her one-woman show “I Can Hear You…But I’m Not Listening” to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for its Los Angeles premiere, after runs in Seattle, WA, including SPF7, and runs in Santa Fe, NM and Albuquerque, NM.

Jennifer Jasper presents a night of twisted and hilarious personal storytelling  I Can Hear You … But I’m Not Listening. Unscripted and improvised, Jasper explores her experiences as the middle daughter in a family of five girls with colorful (and off-color) stories.  From her early efforts at speech therapy to her Laura Ingalls Wilder obsession to her discovery of her grandfather’s “interesting” hobby, Jasper’s expert comic skills and her gift for wringing laughs from the dark and uncomfortable moments of growing up make each performance unique and revealing.

Conceived and performed by Jennifer Jasper

June 12-16 at Theatre of NOTE
1517 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 856-8611

Tickets are available at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Tell-A-Thon 
Website: w and click on the ticket tab, 
or by phone at the FRINGE box office: 323-455-4585.
All tickets are $15. Pay What You Can on Thursday night, June 12 at 7:00 pm.

June 12, 2014, 7 pm
  • June 13, 2014, 8:30 pm
June 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
June 15, 2014, 2 pm
June 16, 2014, 8pm

Run time: 65 minutes

What audience members are saying:

“What a sparkling gem of an evening!  What strikes me is the honesty, 
the movement, the transition-on-a-dime.”

I laughed so hard at one point I almost wet myself … hilarious, authentic and poignant.

What the press is saying:

David Schmader, The Stranger, says “In an age of boundary-pushing shock comedy, [Jennifer] Jasper traffics in old-school humanistic comedy, and watching the show, I kept thinking of the classic comedy of Carol Burnett, given a 21st-century lesbian twist.”

PRESS CONTACT: Kathie Whitehall, whitehalldesign at (for media only. Press comps available.)

Back Fence PDX | After Dark

Jennifer tells a story about a high school game night.

Back Fence PDX is a live storytelling series in Portland, OR.
Filmed live at the Mission Theater.
September 27, 2013
Theme: After Dark

Portland Storytelling

Russian Roulette at PDX Storytelling in Portland!  Once again Jennifer will be telling a never-before-performed story -heck, she doesn’t even know what it is yet, at The Mission Theater in Portland!

For more information click here.

Photo by Evan Draeger.

Encore! Encore!

If you missed the first run, here’s another chance to see Jennifer’s hit show “I Can Hear You…But I’m Not Listening” September 27, 28 and 29, 2012 at Theatre Off Jackson.

Lyme Time 6!

Jennifer Jasper hosts as the scotch-swilling “Maggie” September 15, 2012 at Theatre Off Jackson.