about jess


Jess Honovich is a playwright, screenwriter and educator from Southern New Jersey. Her work has been produced and workshopped by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dezart Performs, Longwood University, New York University, the New York Transit Museum, the Paw Paw Village Players, Festival51, Project Y, and the Pittsburgh Opera. She is a LABA Artist Fellow Alum, a Jeffrey Melnick New Playwright Award Nominee, a 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist and a 2019 Semi-Finalist, a 2017 Heideman Award finalist, a 24 Plays: Nationals alum, a recipient of the Mary Marlin Fisher Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and a 2016 Theatre Masters winner for her short play No More Monsters, which is available at Samuel French. 

She holds a B.S. from New York University in Educational Theatre and a minor in Dramatic Literature and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. When she’s not writing, Jess is a proud public school Pre-K teacher.