Jessica Reese’s Actors Theatre dramaturgy credits include A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Skeleton Crew, as well as the Humana Festival premieres of How to Defend Yourself, You Across from Me, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield and Wondrous Strange. Reese was Actors’ literary associate for four seasons and had previously worked as the Humana Festival literary assistant during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Festivals. Before arriving in Louisville, she was a Chicago-based freelance dramaturg and a company member with The Ruckus. Chicago dramaturgy credits include Matawan, Heist Play and Facing Angela with The Ruckus, and Mnemonic and The Skriker with Red Tape Theatre. Reese is a proud alumna of Davidson College and Actors’ Professional Training Company.
How to Defend Yourself