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Jessica Austgen

Jessica Austgen is a theater artist based in Denver, CO and Santa Fe, NM.

As a proud member of Actors Equity, Jessica has received multiple awards for theater work, including "Best Actress in a Comedy" in 2003 and 2012. Jessica is represented commercially by Radical Artist Agency. 

Jessica has performed improv across the U.S. with their two-person show, BAUS, and is a veteran of popular Denver comedy shows: ComedySportz, Impulse Theater and Cult-Following (DCPA). 

In addition to performing, Jessica is a playwright whose work can be found on the New Play Exchange. Other theatrical writing includes the immersive experiences Camp Christmas and The Museum of AI, and as the story and book writer for the site-specific musical The Last Apple Tree (The Catamounts). 


She currently works as an Experience Designer for the Story Experience Interactive team at Meow Wolf, Inc.

Jessica was named 2018 Colorado Theatre Person of the Year by the True West Awards and featured in 100 Colorado Creatives 3.0 by the Denver Westword.


Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Colorado; Certificate in Creative Writing and Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Denver.

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