Artistic Associates

Jesse Gaffney

Jesse is an Artistic Associate here at 16th Street Theater, where she has worked on twelve productions in the last five years. Elsewhere in Chicago her work has also been seen at Silk Road Rising (resident designer) Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo, Lifeline, Route 66, Chicago Children’s, and Congo Square Theatre Companies among others. Outside Chicago Jesse worked for Allenberry Playhouse (PA), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (IN), Peninsula Players (WI), and The Arrow Rock Lyceum (MO) and Stage St Louis (MO). Jesse is a St. Louis native and an Illinois Wesleyan graduate. You can see how many her props are created at Thanks and love to her husband Warwick.