New Jewish Theatre - St. Louis, MO

“Outrageously funny, by turns vicious and heartwarming”

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I Now Pronounce, May 2019
Directed by Edward M. Coffield, written by Tasha Gordon-Solmon
The New Jewish Theatre, St. Louis, MO

“Director Edward Coffield has assembled a very fine cast…Jessica Kadish looks beautiful as bride Nicole and does a superb job of conveying her character's disregard for most everyone but herself.”
—Tanya Seale, BroadwayWorld.com

“Kadish is a scalpel-precise portrait of unbridled craziness.”
—Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Jessica Kadish is outrageously funny, by turns vicious and heartwarming, over the various shortcomings of her equally young and inexperienced groom.”
—Richard T. Green, talkinbroadway.com

“Director Coffield has assembled a dream cast for this production. Jessica Kadish is Nicole, the Bridezilla from hell.”
—Connie Boellinger, STL Limelight

Illinois Theatre - Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

“I realized from the playbill that I have actually seen every play she has performed with Illinois Theatre, and her range and professionalism are something that I have just come to expect.”

Plotting my revenge on Malvolio.

Plotting my revenge on Malvolio.

Twelfth Night, March 2018
By William Shakespeare, directed by Matthew Arbour
Illinois Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

“Maria, played by Jess Kadish, was the icing on top of this mischievous quartet. Cunning, witty, and manipulative, Jess used her natural charm and humor that captured the audience’s attention and held it for the entirety of the show.”
-Maureen Sanderson, Smile Politely

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Iago's Plot, April 2017
Conceived and directed by Shozo Sato; written by Leslie Baker, Robert Clingan, Carl Freundel, and Robert Moor
Illinois Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL


"Jessica Kadish faced an enormous challenge to come onstage by herself and deliver the opening monologue in tones highly modified from her normal speech. She lowered her voice to a guttural range and nearly bellowed her grief. It was astounding and impressive, and although it was surprising enough to elicit some titters from the audience, she continued unfazed. I realized from the playbill that I have actually seen every play she has performed with Illinois Theatre, and her range and professionalism are something that I have just come to expect. That in itself says a lot, but she deserves recognition, especially for being the first to draw blood in front of an audience who may not have been entirely prepared for what she handed them."

—Rebecca Knaur, Smile Politely

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Failure: A Love Story, February 2017
By Philip Dawkins, directed by J.W. Morrissette
Illinois Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

"Each of the Fail sisters is unique and exquisitely embodied by a trio of brilliant actors...Jenny June (Jessica Kadish), the “middlest,” is a tough-talking competitive lake swimmer."
—Mathew Green, Smile Politely

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Kingdom City, February 2016
By Sheri Wilner, directed by JW Morrissette
Illinois Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL

"Jessica Kadish delivers as Miriam, displaying an impressive blend of chutzpah and vulnerability."
—Tricia Stiller, The News-Gazette