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.
Producing credits include Caborca's Zoetrope at the 2nd international Pueblos-Escena festival in Cuba and Octopus's Garden at Target Margin Theater, SENTINEL by Danielle Russo Performance Project at Brooklyn Historical Society, A South African Play Festival at Baltimore’s Theatre Project, and Ursula Rucker’s My Father's Daughter at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia. Associate producing credits include The Freedom Theatre of Palestine’s The Siege at NYU Skirball, EXO-TECH at Pioneer Works, and The Segal Theatre Center’s annual Prelude Festival. Additional credits include projects at BAM, The Chocolate Factory, Creative Time’s Doomocracy, SITI Company Lab, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and The Shed.
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 an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens.