Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Production Staff

Jessica Thigpen, M.A.

Title/s:  Instructor of Theatre

Office #:  MUND 1302

Email: jthigpen@luc.edu


Jessica N. Thigpen completed her undergraduate study at North Central College in Naperville, IL focusing on musical theatre. She later continued her graduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she received her MA with distinction in Classical and Contemporary Text.

Jessica has worked as an actor and director in the Chicago area for over a decade. Recent acting credits include: the role of Oberon in Blue Barn Theatre Omaha's immersive production of Midsummer Night's Dream, the title role in Educating Rita at Citadel Theatre (Chicago), and the role of Zlata in No Candy, a new play by Princess Grace Award Recipient Emma Stanton, which premiered at the Thesis Festival at the Signature Theatre in NYC. Jessica is very proud to be represented by Paonessa Talent, LLC. 


M.A. Classical and Contemporary Text (with distinction), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

B.A. Musical Theatre, North Central College