Jess serves as Associate Professor of Directing and Artistic Director at North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) where she built the program's emphasis in Directing for undergraduate theatre majors. Professional directing credits include Theatre B (MN), The Rose Theater (NE), Adventure Theatre MTC (MD), Source Festival (DC), Okoboji Summer Theater (IA), Forum Theatre (DC), and the Hangar Theatre (NY). Jess earned her MFA from The Theatre School at De Paul University, and is a recipient of the Drama League's Directors Project Fellowship.
Jess recreated the Little Thinker Adventure audio dramas produced in the 1970's for contemporary audiences. Episodes are written and directed by Jung
with music by William Yanesh.
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Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly, directed by Jung, was selected for the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival: https://www.ndsu.edu/news/view/detail/71189/
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