Jess Hutchinson

Jess Hutchinson

Jess Hutchinson is a director, dramaturg, and NNPN’s Engagement Manager. Recent credits include the postponed premiere of Andy Bayiates and Genevra Gallo-Bayiates's THE LOWELL OFFERING, the Midwest Premiere of Steven Dietz's MAD BEAT HIP & GONE, Bilal Daradai's adaptation of THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY, the premiere of Kristin Idaszak’s SECOND SKIN, and workshop productions of Emily Dendinger’s...
Jess Hutchinson is a director, dramaturg, and NNPN’s Engagement Manager. Recent credits include the postponed premiere of Andy Bayiates and Genevra Gallo-Bayiates's THE LOWELL OFFERING, the Midwest Premiere of Steven Dietz's MAD BEAT HIP & GONE, Bilal Daradai's adaptation of THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY, the premiere of Kristin Idaszak’s SECOND SKIN, and workshop productions of Emily Dendinger’s NO HOME FOR BEES and Sarah Saltwick’s SCARLET LETTER. Jess earned her MFA in Directing at UT Austin, focusing on the development of new work. As Artistic Director of Chicago’s New Leaf Theatre, favorite projects included ARCADIA, THE DINING ROOM, and world premieres of BURYING MISS AMERICA, LIGHTHOUSEKEEPING, and THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY. She was proud to be the 2015-16 NNPN Producer in Residence at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas. www.jesshutchinson.com

Recommended by Jess Hutchinson

  • The Agency [in development]
    26 Mar. 2020
    Run don't walk to read this play. The characters are complicated and delicious for actors to dig into, the story keeps you on your toes through the last image, and the writing is whip-smart and full of specificity, heart, and big big questions about the roles we play and the systems in which we play them.
  • John Proctor is the Villain
    29 Apr. 2019
    This. Play.
    This play effortlessly wraps its arms around classic literature and pop culture and the everlasting quest for women to come into their power in spite of the men who would stand in their way. Kimberly not only understands the voices of young people, she loves them so damn much that she gives them the kind of complexity and depth on the page that they possess IRL. What a gift she is.
  • North Star
    23 Dec. 2018
    This play is gorgeous, timely, and timeless. A heart-full exploration of what it means to live in community and the social contracts we make and break. I love this play.
  • Alabaster
    17 Dec. 2018
    I saw the NNPN Showcase reading of this play. It ripped my heart out and lifted me up and I am obsessed. This is the kind of heart-full work we need.
  • Cowboy
    28 Jul. 2018
    This tiny play is full-size fantastic.