Jessica Kahkoska is the recipient of the 2017 Marion International Fellowship in the Visual and Performing Arts. Writing projects include DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES (with Alexander Sage Oyen), Agent 355 (with Preston Allen) and IPHIGENIA ET AULIS (with Sarah Wansley and Tommy Crawford). Her work has been developed and presented by Village Theatre, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Musical Theatre Factory, 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, 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, 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, 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 and Interlochen Arts Camp.