Theatre producer, director, educator, and administrator
Jenny Tibbels holds an MFA in Theatre from Columbia University and is dedicated to the development of intercultural exchange through theatre. Originally from Baltimore, Jenny currently resides in Brooklyn. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the League of Professional Theatre Women, the Academy for Teachers, and she has participated in Creative Capital's Summer Intensive and APAP's Emerging Leaders Institute.
Influences on her work include spending a semester abroad in South Africa studying the role of theatre in catalyzing social change, serving as Artistic Director for Baltimore's former Run of the Mill Theatre (it's anything but!), training with Anne Bogart's SITI Company, and participating in the development of immersive street theatre as a start-up member of The Ride New York.
Theatre credits include direction of the premieres of Ursula Rucker's My Father's Daughter at the Annenberg Center and Scott Ramsey's Dance with the Sun at the Wild Project, co-producing and directing a South African Play Festival at Baltimore's Theatre Project, associate producing The Freedom Theatre's The Siege at NYU Skirball, company managing the premiere of Arjuna's Dilemma at BAM, and performing with Creative Time, the SITI Company Lab, Elephant Run District, the Chocolate Factory, the World Wide Lab, Cloud of Fools, Forum Theatre, and the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival.
As a theatre educator, Jenny started and ran the theatre program at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan for five years. She also taught theatre at Towson University, was a guest lecturer at Baltimore School for the Arts, and served as Director and Associate Professor of Theatre at Eastern University. She is currently on faculty at St. John's University.
Most recently, Jenny produced Danielle Russo Performance Project's SENTINEL at the Brooklyn Historical Society.