Jen is a director/choreographer based in Brooklyn. Her work has been seen at theaters in New York and across the country. New York credits include Less Than 50% (59E59), Surfer Girl (Animus), My Heart is in the East (La Mama); Fable (NYMF), The King’s Whore (Walkerspace); F#%king Up Everything (Elektra Theater) Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova). Touring productions include Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Asolo Repertory Theatre). Regional credits include Shakespeare in Love (Virginia Rep); Into the West (Tantrum Theater); Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Repertory Theatre & Miami New Drama); Sweeney Todd (Playmakers Rep); The 39 Steps, Shipwrecked (Triad Stage); The Hunchback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre); Bubble Boy (American Theater Group); Aloha Say the Pretty Girls (Theatre Vertigo).
Jen was a co-founder and co-artistic director of Studio 42, a New York City-based company that, from 2001-2015, produced “unproducible” new plays by emerging playwrights. She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer Director Lab, an associate member of Telluride Theatre, and a proud member of the SDC. Jen has taught at the City College of New York, Vassar College, Ithaca College, SUNY Purchase, and is on the faculty at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts in New York City. She received a B.A. from Vassar College and her M.F.A. in directing from Yale School of Drama.
Up next, Jen will direct and choreograph the world premiere of Game On, a new musical by David Dabbon (music) and Marcus Stevens (book/lyrics).