Jessica Simon is a recipient of an UNIMA Citation of Excellence, support from the Jim Henson Foundation, and was selected as an Emerging Artist at the O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, and a Catapult Artist at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.
She has worked internationally in residence at Nordland Figur Teatret in Norway and her original work has appeared across the US. In New York she has performed at La MaMa, Dixon Place, St. Ann's Warehouse, Puppet Kitchen, Streb Lab, and Puppet Playlist, and regionally at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, the Puppeteers of America National Festival, and NerdCon: Stories.
As a fabricator she has worked with The Jim Henson Company, Rick Lyon Puppets, Puppet Kitchen, Furry Puppet Studio, and Transformed Puppet. She previously served as co-curator of Nasty, Brutish & Short Puppetry Cabaret at Links Hall, on the Artistic Direction Committee for Puppet Festival (r)Evolution, and made 3 appearances in the National Puppetry Slam.