Jessica Ko is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, and educator. She spent four seasons as an actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she played the lead Dou Yi in the US premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s Snow In Midsummer; Rosalind in As You Like It; the original Shapeshifter in the world premiere of Jiehae Park’s Hannah and the Dread Gazebo; and most recently, filmed The Cymbeline Project, a transmedia 10-episode series premiering this fall on OSF’s digital stage.
Other theatre credits: Berkshire Theatre Group, Cleveland Play House, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Flea Theater, Urban Stages, Gallery Players, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
As a playwright, she was in residency for Center Theatre Group’s 2021-22 Writer’s Workshop, which culminated in a new works festival of staged readings at the Kirk Douglas Theatre this past September.
She received her MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity Rep.