Artistic Supervisor, Director
Jess McLeod previously worked with Chicago Voices on Kumovi (2016, with the Kirin-Gornick Band) and Portrait of a Young Blu Artist (2015, with Blu Rhythm Collective). Highlights among her Chicago productions include Marry Me a Little (Porchlight Music Theatre); Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On (Haven Theatre); Shawn Pfautsch’s Season on the Line (The House Theatre of Chicago); Kevin Coval’s L-vis Live! (Victory Gardens); and Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus (Steppenwolf Next Up!). Her New York credits include Joyce Carol Oates’s The Corn Maiden, Harrison David Rivers’s Fell, Rachel Axler’s Kitchen Sink, Brad Ross & Joe Keenan’s The Times, The Last Five Years, and The Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds. McLeod served as director of programming of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (2005|08) and coordinated the Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival for Young Chicago Authors (2016|17). She is currently a teaching artist with Storycatchers Theatre. Upcoming projects include Short Shakes! A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Ellen Bond, Union Spy (The House). McLeod is the Goodman Theatre’s 2017 Michael Maggio Fellow and resident director of Broadway in Chicago’s Hamilton.
Previously at Lyric: Stories and Songs of Chicago (2017|18)
Last updated: September 10, 2017