Originally from Massachusetts, Jessica Kadish lives and works in Chicago as an actor, director, dramaturg, and teaching artist. She is a company member of 2nd Story. She is dedicated to the art of storytelling in all its forms and is especially passionate about developing new work. As an actor, she is represented by Gray Talent Group. As a director, dramaturg, and teaching artist, she has collaborated with Goodman Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Prop Thtr, Chicago Fusion Theatre, and Colectivo el Pozo. She is a graduate of the Theater and Performance Studies program at the University of Chicago and continues her training with Black Box Acting Studio. She serves as company manager for Aguijón Theater Company and is an artistic associate with Erasing the Distance.