Jen Wineman is a New York City based director and choreographer for plays, musicals and opera. In New York, her work has been seen at NYMF, Walkerspace, Elektra Theater, Soho Rep, 59E59, Ars Nova, 3 Legged Dog, Manhattan School of Music, Abingdon Theater, Dixon Place, Classic Stage, HERE Arts Center, the Culture Project, American Place Theatre, the University Settlement, and with Studio 42.

Regionally, she has directed at Playmakers Rep, Asolo Rep, Connecticut Rep, Washington Ensemble Theatre, American Theater Group, Theatre Vertigo, Triad Stage, New York Stage and Film, the Experimental Theater of Vassar College, Williamstown Theatre Festival (workshop), WordBRIDGE, and with Telluride Theatre in Telluride, Colorado.

Jen recently returned from Playmakers Rep, where she directed and choreographed a new production of Sweeney Todd, starring David St. Louis and Broadway legend Annie Golden. This winter she directed Naomi Iizuka’s play, anon(ymous) at Ithaca College as part of the SDC Guest Artist Initiative. Other favorite productions include tours of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Asolo Repertory Theatre); the world premiere of her original translation of Lysistrata (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); The 39 Steps (Triad Stage); the world premieres of the musical Fable (New York Musical Theatre Festival); Charise Castro Smith’s hilarious play The Hunchback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre); and the musical Bubble Boy (American Theater Group)—which was written by the team that created the Despicable Me movies.

Jen is a co-founder and former board member of Studio 42, a New York based theater company that focuses on producing “unproducible” new work by emerging artists. She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, a member of the 2011/2012 Soho Rep Writer Director Lab, and an associate member of Telluride Theatre. Proud member of the SDC. Education: B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A. Yale School of Drama (Julian Kaufman Directing Prize). Jen lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Bedirhan Cinar, and their son.


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