director. producer. teacher.


Jess serves as Assistant Professor of Directing at North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND). Selected directing credits include Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, MD), Source Festival (DC), Okoboji Summer Theatre (Okoboji, IA), Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD), Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY), and Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY). Dramaturgy credits include Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) and Young Playwrights' Theatre (DC). Jess is a Drama League Directors Project Fellow, an ensemble member of Forum Theatre, and holds an MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at De Paul University (Chicago, IL).

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