Jenna is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg based in Calgary. She
is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre – a company
dedicated to producing and developing work by and for artists of
colour. She is an arts equity advocate, an active member of the
Theatre Arts Collective for Consent and Respect (TAC), a founding member of Calgary Congress for Equity and Diversity in the Arts, and the Associate Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre. Recent & upcoming Directing credits include: The Golden Handshake (Black Arts Matter Chinook Series); When She Was Good (University of Calgary Alchemy Festival); Timmy, Tommy, and the Haunted Hotel (Pape and Taper Theatre); Let the Light of Day Through (Lunchbox Theatre); and Winners and Losers, Cowboy Versus Samurai (Chromatic Theatre). Assistant Director: Nine Dragons, Wait Until Dark (Vertigo Theatre); In on It, Book Club (Lunchbox Theatre); A Bomb in the
Heart (Downstage); and carried away on the crest of a wave (Tarragon Theatre). Jenna has had the pleasure of dramaturging work at the Kennedy Center, Lunchbox Theatre, Chromatic Theatre and fu-GEN Theatre. Jenna holds a MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere.