Recent M.A. Graduate
Jess received her B.A. in Theatre and Art History from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Her research interests include the fat body onstage, the epic, theatre education, contemporary theatre of the Americas, and the performativity of monster truck rallies. Jess has worked in various capacities for the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Vitalist Theatre of Chicago, Northwestern University, and serves as a board member at Goat Song Theatre in Chicago. After completing her master's degree in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature in 2013, she accepted a position in youth theatre education at the Center for Talent Development (CTD) housed at Northwestern Universitys School of Education & Social Policy.