Jessica Austgen is a theater artist living in Denver, Colorado.
You can currently see Jessica performing as one of fourteen "David Byrnes" in David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar's Theater of the Mind, an immersive theater experience with Off-Center at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
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 has been performed across the U.S. and Canada, and 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).
Jessica also lives a weird literary double-life as a ghostwriter, and has penned several novels, a YA fantasy trilogy, and over two dozen novellas for other people.
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.