JESSICA Kahkoska - musical book writer, playwright
Jessica Kahkoska is a writer, dramaturg, and performer. Projects include AGENT 355 (with Preston Max Allen, recipient of the 2017 Marion International Fellowship and 2019 American Antiquarian Society Fellowship), UNTITLED CRYPTO-JUDAISM PROJECT (Denver Center for the Performing Arts, “Powered By Off-Center” Residency), and TOO WILD TO DRILL (Notch Theatre Company). Her writing has been developed and presented by the Drama League, Village Theatre, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Ars Nova ANT FEST, North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, and she is the recipient of residencies at the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP), Barn Arts Collective, Chautauqua Institution, Taft-Nicholson Center for the Arts and Humanities, and UCROSS Foundation. Dramaturgical work includes new play development with the Cooper Union, Local Theater, Creede Rep, she is Co-Regional Vice President of the Rockies Region for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA). Favorite acting includes National Sawdust, the Bushwick Starr, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Henry Award Nomination), Theatre Aspen, American Stage, Notre Dame Shakespeare, Lake Dillon Theatre, and the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. Graduate of Northwestern University.