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Costume Designer

Jessica Jahn’s costume designs are featured in the 2018-19 season production of Heggie’s Moby-Dick. Recent projects for Ms. Jahn include Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre, French’s Die Mommie Die! at New World Stages (Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award), Flaherty’s Once On This Island at Papermill Playhouse, Pitts and Brown’s One Night…(World Premiere) at The Cherry Lane, Spratlan’s Life Is A Dream (World Premiere) at Santa Fe Opera, Count’s production of Monodramas and Rossini’s Mose in Egitto at New York City Opera, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at Glimmerglass Festival, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Puts and Campbell’s The Manchurian Candidate (World Premiere) and Bizet’s Carmen at Minnesota Opera, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at Seattle Opera, as well as Bellini’s Norma at The Gran Teatre de Liceu. Upcoming projects include Heggie’s Dead Man Walking at Washington National Opera, Heggie’s Moby Dick at Utah Opera, and Norma at the Canadian Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Chicago.  

Graduating with degrees in both dance and psychology, Ms. Jahn danced professionally in NYC before beginning a career in design.  She has had the opportunity to work on various projects with directors such as Tina Landau, Tommy Kail, Francesca Zambello, Charles Randolph Wright, Kevin Newbury, Michael Cavanaugh, and artist Michael Counts, as well as writers/composers Charles Fuller, Eisa Davis, Norah Ephron, Kevin Puts, Jake Heggie, Mark Campbell and Charles Busch.

Ms. Jahn currently serves as an Adjunct Costume Design Professor with Brandeis University’s Theatre Arts Dept.

For more information, please visit Ms. Jahn’s website.