Actor and dancer.
Originally from Berlin, Germany and raised in a bi-cultural family, Tess spent 10 years dancing and training in New York City before settling in the Boston area. In the past 20 years, Tess has participated in many professional theatre productions as an actor, dancer and puppeteer. Her credits also include film performances with local directors and background work for large Hollywood productions.
Projects & Pictures
'Matchless' at the Central Square Theater
Miscellaneous Projects Pictures
Woman's Sufferage Centennial Celebration
Photos by Suzanne Ouellette
'Early Bird Special' and 'Please Stay' at Gloucester's Rogers Street Theater
'Irresistible' and Tess Degen's 'Jump'
'Irresistible' presented by Liars & Believers
Tess premiered her solo piece 'JUMP'
"Tess Degen, a theater artist originally from Berlin, found inspiration in stories of the Berlin Wall. Her piece, 'JUMP,' again produced in collaboration with other artists, tells the true story of Helga Knittel, who jumped from a second story window to find freedom in West Berlin while she was pregnant. 'This is a kind of resistance I don’t understand,' says Degen. 'That kind of jumping I can’t fathom. So I’m exploring what that means for us today.'"
Sunshower Productions (Video)
“I’ve hired Tess a number of times over the last 5 years and I have found her to be professional, competent and most of all, she cares about each project she gets involved in. She learns her lines (somehow a rarity these days) and she brings her heart and mind to each role.”