Jessica Lynn Mathis (Aka Divinity Rose) has over 20 years experience in the creative industry, where she has split her artistic endeavors between award winning writing and performance and producing. Her articles and short stories have been published in various print and online publications as well as in story collections. Her writing has also been seen on stage and screen for entertainment, educational, and marketing purposes with a focus on humor, sci-fi, psychological and interactive storytelling. These adventures have led to awards, recurring press coverage and being featured as one of 12 artists (for her comedy and spoken word) in the 2013 Arts and Entertainment issues of the Louisville Eccentric Observer. This experience combined with a high interest in technology has led to coordinating technology projects for marketing, education and entertainment purposes.
Named Best comedian in Louisville in the Louisville Eccentric Observer Reader's Choice Awards, Author/Comedienne Divinity Rose is the girl of every nerd's dreams. She transforms from geeky single mom and writer to multi-talented performer and comes with her own accessories. Divinity's playfully funny observational comedy has made her an audience favorite, winning her second place in Lima's Funniest Lady and placing her in the finals of Louisville's Funniest Person. The Louisville Eccentric Observer recently spotlighted her along with 11 other artists of different media in their 2013 Annual Arts and Entertainment Guide and she was featured in Today's Woman Magazine. The Kentucky native "wild ginger" found herself crushing on comedians from a young age, sneaking to watch SNL and Red Dwarf while babysitting. Divinity began her comedy career in 2002 when she performed on the Lisa Lampinelli Show at Caroline's in New York City, and she's since shared the stage or screen with Nora Dunn, Dinky Gowen and countless others. When she isn't telling jokes or slinging her books at venues around the country, Divinity acts and writes for both stage and screen. Her most recent role was portraying Tony award winner Tessie O' Shea in the sold out live recreation of the Ed Sullivan show the Beatles first aired on for the 50th anniversary. Divinity has been heard on NPR and seen on the Syfy program "Spooked," which may or may not be part of her master plan to compile the geekiest credits of all time.
Unique traits: Award winning comedian/writer/producer
2nd Place Lima's Funniest Lady comedy tournament
Louisville's Funniest Person Finalist
Honorable Mention with award Weekly writers 24 hour short story contest
Louisville Eccentric Observer Reader's Choice Best comedian 2013
Intercollegiate Press Award (3 for writing, design, and production)