Jessica Litwak is a theatre activist, Teacher, Playwright, Drama Therapist and Actor. Her work is geared towards bringing political and social issues to light, and working to repair the world. She has been on the full-time theatre faculty of San Francisco State University and The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College, heading up the Voice Department at both schools. She has also taught, voice, at Stella Adler Academy and Marymount Manhattan College, she has taught acting and playwriting at Columbia and NYU. She has worked with at risk adolescents, domestic violence survivors, women in crisis, developmentally disabled clients as well as having a private practice. Litwak’s work has been published by Applause Books, Smith and Krause, and The New York Times. As an actress, Litwak has appeared extensively in theatrical productions across the United States, a company member at The Guthrie Theatre and a member of The Actor’s Studio. She received a BFA in Acting from New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. Litwak is the founder and Artistic Director of award winning theatre company New Generation Theatre Ensemble, (www.ngte.org).