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Jess Fialko

Lecturer of Design & Production
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Jess Fialko (they/them) is a lighting, costume, and scenic designer. They teach classes in Design & Production. Prior to relocating to Michigan, they were based in Chicago, where they designed for Promethean Theatre Ensemble, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, SheWolf Sacred Movement, The Actors Gym, City Lit, Profiles Theater, the side project and Northbrook Theatre. Regional credits include Theatreworks Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Riverside Theatre, Iowa Summer Repertory, Penobscot Theatre Company, Maples Repertory Theatre, Hollins University, University of Northern Iowa, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Davenport Junior Theatre, and Quad Cities Theatre Workshop. Jess holds a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology from the University at Buffalo, and an MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa.

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