Jess McLeod's Chicago credits include Idris Goodwin's How We Got On (Haven); Lauren Yee’s in a word (Strawdog), Shawn Pfautsch’s Season on the Line (The House Theatre of Chicago); Kevin Coval’s L-vis Live! (Victory Gardens Theater); Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus (Steppenwolf Next Up!); Kin (Griffin Theatre); Emily Schwartz’s Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play (Strange Tree Group); Babes In Arms (Porchlight Revisits); The Pajama Game (The Music Theatre Company); and Kumovi and For Your Art: portrait of a young blu artist for The Lyric Opera of Chicago's inaugural Chicago Voices season. New York credits include Joyce Carol Oates's The Corn Maiden, Harrison David Rivers’s Fell, Rachel Axler’s Kitchen Sink, The Last Five Years, and The Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds (NYMF). McLeod served as Co-Artistic Director of The Music Theatre Company from 2014-15, Director of Programming of The New York Musical Theatre Festival from 2005-08, helped coordinate Louder Than A Bomb 2016 for Young Chicago Authors, and works as a teaching artist with Storycatchers Theatre. M.F.A., Northwestern University.