Jennifer directed the world premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter at Echo Theatre Company with subsequent productions at Geffen Playhouse and Barrington Stage Company, Sheila Callaghan’s Bed (Echo), Daryl Watson’s Unbound (IAMA), Jessica Goldberg’s Better (Echo), the world premiere of Stephen Belber’s The Muscles in Our Toes (El Portal), The Pain and The Itch by Bruce Norris (Zephyr), Playdates by Sam Wolfson (Theatre Asylum, Elephant Theatre), and the world premiere of Complete by Andrea Kuchlewska. Her love of new work and passion for playwrights and their process has allowed her to work with acclaimed playwrights such as Paula Vogel and Bess Wohl and to direct workshops and readings for Antaeus, South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, CTG and The McCarter Theater. She was associate artistic director at the Echo Theater Company and ran the Echo Playwrights Lab for four years. She directed the short film See You Soon by Meredith Bishop and recently co-founded the production company Girl Crush Films. She has assisted Jonathan Moscone on Shaw’s Man and Superman at Cal Shakespeare and Liz Diamond on Crooked by Catherine Trieschmann. She is a proud member of the new class of The Kilroys, an LA/NY based collective of playwrights, directors and producers who fight to achieve equal representation on our American stages and gender balance in the American Theater She grew up in New Jersey and has a BS in Theatre from Northwestern University and an MA in Counseling Psychology/Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, and a member of SDC. Her loves outside of directing are her children, tequila, travel and she is known to make a mean cookie or two.