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Jessica Ko

AEA - AFTRA - SAG
RepresentationSMS Talent, Inc. (Legit): smstalent@smsla.com
Abrams Artists LA (Comm/VO): peter.novick@abramsart.com
HairBlack
Rep PhoneSMS: 310-289-0909 // Abrams: 310-859-1417EyesBrown
Phone917-523-7521Height5' 4"
EmailVoiceContralto/Alto (E3-G5)
Websitewww.jessicako.com
 
Theater Credits
Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (World Premiere, by Jiehae Park)   Shapeshifter     Oregon Shakespeare Festival     Chay Yew
The Merry Wives of Windsor   Sir Hugh Evans (u/s)     Oregon Shakespeare Festival     Dawn Monique Williams
The Hunchback of Seville   Christopher Coumbus/Innocenzia     Trinity Repertory Company     Taibi Magar
Henry V   Montjoy/Gower     Chautauqua Theater Company     Evan Cabnet
The Engine of Our Ruin*   Nia     Chautauqua Theater Company     Ethan McSweeney
Our Town   Mrs. Soames     Chautauqua Theater Company     Paul Mullins
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant   Petra Von Kant     Brown/Trinity Rep     Caitlin O'Connell
Hamlet   Gertrude     Brown/Trinity Rep     James Palmer
Cymbeline   Belarius     Brown/Trinity Rep     Caitlin O'Connell
Troilus and Cressida   Agamemnon     Bread Loaf Theatre Ensemble (VT)     Brian McEleney
Gnit**   The Town/Green Family/International Man/Begriffin     Brown/Trinity Rep     Caitlin O'Connell
The Body Which is the Town   Box (Lead)     Writing is Live @ Brown/Trinity Rep     Mia Rovegno
Much Ado About Nothing   Beatrice     Random Access Theatre, Brooklyn Bridge Park (NYC)     Casey Cleverly
The Shakes: The Honest Whore   Viola     The Flea Theater (NYC)     Danya Taymor
Tartuffe   Dorine     Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey     Mike Donahue
Love's Labour's Lost   Rosaline     Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey     Abbie Isaac
Twelfth Night   Viola/Sebastian     Random Access Theatre, Brooklyn Bridge Park (NYC)     Lawrence Lesher
Tempting Air   Ariel/Prospero     Random Access Theatre (New Orleans Fringe Festival)     Chris Shepard
Twelfth Night   Malvolio     Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London, UK)     Nona Shepphard
Comfort Women*   Jina/Hanako     Urban Stages Theatre (NYC)     Frances Hill
Hope's Arbor   Saiko     The Gallery Players (NYC)     Heather Curran
Little Tales: Asia   Mariko (Lead)     Manhattan Children's Theatre (NYC)     Scott Embler
(*staged reading)             
(**not yet NYC-premiered)             
 
Film Credits
OMFG Instructional Video   Supporting     FunnyOrDie.com/4Squares Improv Group     Jamie King
Fortune's Fool   Supporting     Asian American 72-Hour Shootout     Patrick Kalyanapu
 
Other Credits
Commercial Conflicts Available Upon Request             
 
Co-founder/Managing Director and Company Member :: Random Access Theatre, NYC
Bats Resident Acting Company Alumna :: The Flea Theater, NYC (Artistic Director Jim Simpson)
 
Education and Training
BROWN UNIVERSITY/TRINITY REP CONSORTIUM MFA Acting (2016), Providence, RI

ROYAL ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART, Advanced Shakespeare Summer Intensive Program, London, UK

LAByrinth Theater Company: 5-week multi-disciplinary Master Class, NYC

Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC: Improv/Harold

On-Camera Technique:
Bob Krakower, Lesly Kahn

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (B.A. Dramatic Literature)
Acting & Performance Studies with Mary Zimmerman, David Downs, Dawn Mora, Paul Edwards
 
Special Skills
Contralto (E3-G5), Guitar, Piano, Improv/Harold, Tennis, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Billiards/Pool, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Makeup/Hair, Knitting, Baking, Fluent in Korean, Proficient in French
Dialects: Korean, British (Standard RP, Cockney), Irish (Northern & Southern), Russian, Southern, New York
 
Awards and Recognition
Voice & Speech Teaching Assistantship to Thom Jones (Brown/Trinity 2015-2016)