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 The Rose Theater (Omaha, NE), Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD), Source Festival (DC), Okoboji Summer Theater (IA), Forum Theatre (DC), and the Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, 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 classic Little Thinker Adventure audio dramas for contemporary audiences with Think About the Garden! Written and directed by Jung, this podcast play for young audiences entertains and teaches "Little Thinkers" about insects. Next up: Think About the Body!
For more information, please visit: littlethinkeradventures.com
Jess serves as a play reader for the Playwrights' Center (Minneapolis, MN) , The Playwrights Realm (NYC), and Rorschach Theatre (DC). Additional Dramaturgy credits include Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, IL), Young Playwrights Theatre (DC), and Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY).
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Fargo, North Dakota, United States