Jessica Kahkoska is an NYC/Colorado-based performer, writer, and dramaturg. Writing projects include DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES (with Alexander Sage Oyen), Agent 355 (with Preston Allen, recipient of the 2017 Marion International Fellowship in the Visual and Performing Arts), and IPHIGENIA ET AULIS (with Sarah Wansley and Tommy Crawford), and TOO WILD TO DRILL (a collaboration with Ashley Teague and the Wilderness Society). Her writing has been developed and presented by Village Theatre, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Local Theater Company, Ars Nova, (le) Poisson Rouge, Musical Theatre Factory, and SUNY Fredonia, and she is the recipient of residencies at the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University, the Barn Arts Collective, Chautauqua Institution, the Drama League, and UCROSS Foundation. Dramaturgical work includes new play development at Local Theater Company, Creede Repertory Theatre’s Headwaters New Play Festival, and research for Bungalow Media and Entertainment and AMC/Sundance. In New York, she has performed at New York Theatre Barn, National Sawdust, (le) Poisson Rouge, 54 Below, Ars Nova, the Bushwick Starr, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), among others, and regionally at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado Henry Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Musical), Theatre Aspen, American Stage Theatre Company, University at Buffalo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Lake Dillon Theatre Company and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. She currently serves as Artistic Associate at Local Theater Company in Boulder, Colorado. Graduate of Northwestern University.