Jenna Worsham '10
Stage Director, Activist
Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles (Associate Director); Picnic (SDC Fellowship). Off-Broadway/New York: The Siblings Play by Ren Dara Santiago (Cherry Lane Theatre); Street Children by Pia Scala-Zankel (New Ohio Theatre, NY Times Critics' Pick); gUN Country (Houses on the Moon Theater, A.R.T/New York Gural Theater); Have You Been There by Emily Zemba and The First Immigrant by Martyna Majok (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Invincible Ones by Samantha Cooper (Signature Center/Columbia MFA Thesis Production); Balm in Gilead (Lee Strasbourg Institute); Here to Be Seen (featuring a cast of formerly incarcerated women, commissioned by the Brooklyn District Attorney); Kids by Daniel Talbott (IRT); The Vagina Monologues for Taconic Correctional Facility (also at Cherry Lane Theatre). As founding Artistic Director of The Middle Voice Theater Company, in residence at Rattlestick Theater, she directed Agnes by Catya McMullen (Rattlestick), Graduation Day by Emily Daly, and Bus Stop (The Producer's Club). Jenna has been an assistant director to Tony-award-winner Pam MacKinnon, LCT3 Artistic Director Evan Cabnet, as well as Tony-award winner Sam Gold. She has developed work and directed for The Public Theater, Yale Repertory, EST/Youngblood, the Lark Center, Playwrights Horizons, Labyrinth Theater, Playmakers Rep, Primary Stages, MCC, among others. Jenna is the 2017 Boris Sagal/Drama League Directing Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and has been awarded a Jonathan Alper Directing Fellowship (MTC), and two SDC Foundation Observerships. She is a proud member of the LILLY Awards Power Network, The Actors Studio Directors Unit, the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and an Affiliated Artist of New Georges. Jenna is also the Co-founder of Creative Solutions: a residency retreat program at SPACE on Ryder Farm for social justice organizations and human rights advocates. She is represented by Emma Feiwel at United Talent Agency (UTA), and is an associate member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.