Bess has been performing professionally for over 25 years. After earning an MFA from the National Theater Conservatory her primary creative focus became solo performance. She has toured original work nationwide and has performed with established companies in a variety of contemporary and classical roles. Recent favorites include Halvard Solness in Ibsen’s The Master Builder and Corryn in Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot. She premiered her latest new work, Legbala is a River, in June 2017, and appeared in the world premiere of False Flag in June 2018.