Jess Hutchinson

Jess Hutchinson is a theatre director, dramaturg, and producer. Most recently, she directed Gavin Witt's adaptation of As You Like It for North Park University in Chicago. She earned her MFA at UT Austin, where she had the pleasure of collaborating with stellar writers on projects like 381 Bleecker, 'ratio, Lyla School, 70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens, 100 Heartbreaks and Enter A Woman, Pretty Enough. As Artistic Director of Chicago's New Leaf Theatre, her favorite projects included Arcadia, The Dining Room, and world premieres of Burying Miss America, Lighthousekeeping, and The Man Who Was Thursday, as well as the world premiere of Hideous Progeny for LiveWire Chicago Theater. She was proud to be the 2015-16 NNPN Producer in Residence at Kitchen Dog Theater. More at