Hi.

I'm Jess Hutchinson (she/her) and I've played a bunch of roles over more than 20 years of work in the arts, culture, and nonprofit space.

I am currently pursuing a Master's in Social Sector Leadership and Non-Profit Management at the University of Chicago. I am a devoted Chicagoan (living on the unceded territory of the Three Fires Council), the lucky wife of a brilliant sommelier, and proud mother of cats Ron Santo and Mayor Anton Cermak.

The arts create empathy - and empathy is the primer coat for authentic social change.

I love making plays.

Here's a quick look at some of my favorites.

 
 

Let's get coffee.

Whether virtually or on one of Chicago's gorgeous patios, I love to hear from potential collaborators.

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writing & reflection