theatre: directing 

Jennifer is a creative and versatile director with experience directing both plays and musicals. With a precise focus on plot, character and relationships her storytelling is clear and her visual stage pictures pleasing to the eye. Her goal is to tell stories with depth, heart as well as relevance to a 21st-century audience. 

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 EDUCATION 

MFA in Theatre Directing  |   East 15 Acting School/University of Essex. London, UK

Music Theatre Performance Program Honours Graduate  |   Sheridan College, Canada

directing EXPERIENCE 

THEATRE - DIRECTING

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

HONK

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

EVERY SILVER LINING

MACBETH

BECOMING DR. RUTH

THE SHAPE OF A GIRL (London premiere)

 

EMILY the musical  (American premiere)

 

THE MUSIC MAN (site-specific)

 

HAIRSPRAY

 

BEST OF ENEMIES

 

THE HEIRESS

 

AS YOU LIKE IT

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE

 

SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN

|     Talk Is Free Theatre (Zoom Reading)/Barrie, ON, CANADA

|     St Lawrence College/Brockville, ON, CANADA

 

|     Michael Langham Director's Project/Stratford Festival 2019

|     Toronto Fringe Festival 2019/Next Stage Festival 2020

|     Michael Langham Director's Project/Stratford Festival 2018

|     Bluff City Theater/Hannibal, MO, USA

|     The Calder Theatre, The Cut/London, UK

 

|     Bluff City Theater/Hannibal, MO, USA 

 

|     Talk Is Free Theatre/Barrie, ON, CANADA 

|     YES Theatre/Sudbury, ON, CANADA

|     Bluff City Theater/Hannibal, MO, USA 

|     Bluff City Theater/Hannibal, MO, USA

|     East 15/London, UK

|     Talk Is Free Theatre/Barrie, ON, CANADA

|     Theatre Sheridan/Oakville, ON, CANADA

THEATRE – ASSISTANT DIRECTING

OTHELLO

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

HMS PINAFORE

 

THE WEDDING PARTY

 

THE LIBERTINE

|     Stratford Festival/Nigel Shawn Williams

|     Stratford Festival/Miles Potter

|     Stratford Festival/Lezlie Wade
 

|     Crow’s Theatre/Toronto/Chris Abraham

|     Talk Is Free Theatre/Jeannette Lambermont

EAST 15 DIRECTING MODULES

ADAPTATION

THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

COLLABORATION

 

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH DRAMA

DEVISED THEATRE

 

MEYERHOLD AND THE SYSTEM

 

SHAKESPEARE

 

THEATRE OF THE EAST

|     East 15/University of Essex, London, UK

|     East 15/University of Essex, London, UK

|     East 15/University of Essex, London, UK

|     East 15/University of Essex, London, UK

|     East 15/University of Essex, London, UK

 

|     Gitis School, Moscow, Russia
 

|     East 15/University of Essex, London, UK

|     ISI University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

DIRECTING INSTRUCTORS

Stephen Unwin, Robert Ike, David Gothard, Mike Alfreds, John Caird, David Edgar, Neil Bartlett, Matthew Lloyd, Phillip Ridley, Michael Boyd, Che Walker, Vladimir Baicher, I Nyoman Sedana, Leon Rubin, Martha Henry, Ian Watson and Thomas Moschopoulous

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction

Theatre Training Program for Classical Direction

 

Metcalf Grant for Directing

|     Stratford Festival

|     Theatre Ontario

|     Talk Is Free Theatre

|     2018, 2019

|     2016 

|     2007