“Ervin…is a complete revelation, with a face that can melt your heart and a strength and gentle solidity that never fails to surprise.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“Ervin's [performance vibrates] with honesty and restlessness.”

Chicago Tribune

“Jessica Ervin [delivers a] meticulous, affecting performance.”

Chicago Reader

Motherhouse. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Motherhouse. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Risks are taken here...Ervin, who plays Annie, just gets better and better as the play progresses.

—Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

...a massively vulnerable performance...”

Chicago Stage and Screen

“...[a] brilliant performance...

Chicago Reader

“Ervin’s honesty produces an endearing and fully-drawn character in Ester. She is heartwrenchingly vulnerable and real, and in the midst of it all, this girl is funny.”


“Jessica Ervin is excellent [and] so funny.”


Dry Land. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
The Firebirds Take the Field. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

“The young women ground this piece...Their performances are impressive, particularly Ervin as Penelope.”

New City Stage

“Jessica Ervin...[is] skilled at bringing the mental states of today’s teenagers to the stage...[she has] just the right balance of peppiness and anxiety that so often plagues high schoolers trying to balance their home and school lives.”

Picture this Post

“Amy’s messy descent into self-fulfilling prophecy is hugely compelling. She is complemented exquisitely by Ervin’s Ester.”

New City Stage

“Ervin is perfect as the good girl you want to hate--too kind, too pretty, too eager--without over-performing.”

The Hawk Chicago

I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

On the Greenbelt. Photo by Jenn Udoni/Franco Images.

Ervin plays the goody-two-shoes who feels it is her mission to help people. Her voice is perfect with that country and western ring... It is a stellar performance."

Third Coast Review