JESSICA Kahkoska - musical book writer, playwright
Jessica Kahkoska is a writer, dramaturg/researcher, and performer. Her projects include AGENT 355 (with Preston Max Allen, upcoming Space Jam Residency with Roundabout Theatre/Bucks County Playhouse and New Play Workshop at Chautauqua Theater Company), UNTITLED CRYPTO-JUDAISM PROJECT (Denver Center for the Performing Arts, “Powered By Off-Center” Residency), NIA (with Sarah Wansley and Tommy Crawford, Drama League “First Stage” Residency), WILD HOME: A RURAL AMERICAN THEATRE ODYSSEY (with Ashley Teague and Notch Theatre Company), THE DEATH OF DESERT ROSE (with Elliah Heifetz), and LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT (with Michael Bello).
Her writing has been developed and presented at Village Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Chautauqua Theater Company, Local Theater Company, the Drama League, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Ars Nova ANT FEST, (le) Poisson Rouge, Musical Theatre Factory, and the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition. She is the recipient of the 2017 Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts, the 2019 American Antiquarian Society Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers, a NET/TEN Exchange Grant, and creative residencies at the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University, Barn Arts Collective, Chautauqua Institution, UCROSS Foundation, and Taft-Nicholson Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Dramaturgical work includes new play/musical development Off-Broadway and regionally, with the Cooper Union, Life Jacket Theatre Company, the Athena Project, Creede Repertory Theatre, as well as research for Bungalow Media and Entertainment and AMC/Sundance. She is currently Regional Vice President of the Rocky Mountain/Butte Region for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA). Graduate of Northwestern University.