Meet Virginia Jasper, Craft Services and “Production Mom” for Coming Home
Virginia started as an entertainer at the age of 2 in Daytona Beach, FL where she danced at various venues for fundraisers, charities, schools,civic organizations, and recitals. She also engaged in competitive roller skating and earned 9 medals by the age of 8.
She attended the University of Florida where she was crowned Orange Bowl Queen which led to national television appearances for live interviews, Wide World of Sports, To Tell The Truth, the Orange Bowl Parade and Game, and The Tonight Show. The title and its accompanying experiences opened up doors for her, and she left the University of Florida to pursue a career in modeling in New York City where she joined Cye Perkins Agency and Sutton Modeling Agency.
Virginia was the spokesperson for General Instrument Corporation as GI Ginny for their print ads, radio commercials, and corporate meetings and conventions. She also did print work for Judy Bond blouses, JC Penny's, Buick, TUSH toothbrushes, Dial soap, Arrow shirts, Allenberry Playhouse, Lady Esther Cosmetics, various exercise equipment, toys, and MGM Studios. She also appeared in television commercials for Breck and Viceroy. She was a cover girl for nine magazines for publications like “Inside Detective” as well as a model for many illustrated paperback novel covers.
She returned to the University of Florida , received her degree in secondary education, and taught at Ft. Lauderdale High School where she met her husband who was also involved in theatre. He directed and she choreographed “Dinny and the Witches”, “Kiss Me Kate”, and “Plain and Fancy” at the high school, They also taught at Ft. Lauderdale Children's Theatre. They spent their summers doing summer stock at Allenberry Playhouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania doing “Funny Girl”, “Brigadoon”, and “Half a Sixpence”, and at Yarmouth Play House in Cape Cod doing “Antigone” and “Star Spangled Girl”.
In film, Virginia was a principle in Bob Clark's “She Man”, and also appeared in Elaine Mays' “A New Leaf” with Walter Matthau, “LOLA” with Charles Bronson and Orson Bean, and “Jenny” with Marlo Thomas.
She joined the National Touring Company of “This Was Burlesque” and continued with it for its return run in New York City. This led to appearances on “What's My Line”, “To Tell The Truth”, and “The Tonight Show” again.
More recently, Virginia became one of the founding members of Siren Productions Media and served as a producer for “Psycho Chick's Anonymous” and “Predatory Moon”. She was also casting director and location manager for “Predatory Moon”. She was a member of the art department for “The Figure” and “Predatory Moon”, and a production assistant for “Monster” and Scene” She took on acting roles in “Real People”, “Intervention”, “Psycho Chicks Anonymous”, “Interview”, and “Coffee”.
Virginia enjoys coaching novice actors and has been labeled “Production Mom” as well as providing craft services for all of Siren Productions Medias' projects.