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Jess Godwin is a singer, songwriter, live electronic looper, actor, and educator. She is a recipient of a 2015 3Arts Award, and her music has been licensed to a number of mainstream TV shows. As a songwriter, she has been on stage at Double Door, Mayne Stage, Elbo Room, Athenaeum, among other venues. As an actress, she has appeared in productions by Writers Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf, and The Getty Villa. Godwin is one half of the duo Sinfolk and lead singer of pop-gospel-folk band Dear Finch. Most recently, Godwin has delivered educational programming through art education organization Muse Machine, where she brought her one woman show, “Nobody But You” to 40 schools and 20,000 students in the Dayton, OH area. She is currently working with CPS to bring the Shameless Workshop to more middle school and high school students in the Chicago area. So far, Shameless has reached 10,000 students across 35 communities across the U.S. and overseas. She continues to search for the sweet spot between music, theater, and making people feel better.