Kona N. Burks is a professional actress and educator. She is delighted to continue her work with Victory Gardens Theatre as a teaching artist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Education Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a graduate of School at Steppenwolf, 2012. Kona has been awarded a BTAA Award and Black Excellence Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play. Kona is also a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. This will be her sixth year as a teaching artist in general, and her third year as a Victory Gardens teaching artist.