“I believe in building companies, not just mounting productions.”

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A More Opportune Time at Drew University (photo by Jen Costa)

At University of Wisconsin-Madison, projects have included directing and adapting The Dragon (with performances on campus and at the theatre at Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate in Spring Green, WI) and curating a devised theatre piece about hunger & food insecurity, as part of a graduate course in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies.

Doubt at Atlantic Stage


The Taming of the Shrew

“This comedy never fails to enchant. . . Jen Plants’ taut, strong direction has the actors indulging in lots of physical comedy and demonstrating facility with the language.”

–Ruth Ross, NJ Arts Maven

“It’s always a pleasure when Shakespeare is accessible and fun. Under the direction of Jen Plants, The Chatham Players has accomplished that goal.”

–Liz Keill, The Alternative Press

Rabbit Hole:

“Seeing Atlantic Stage’s presentation of this award-winning play could be one of the most rewarding — albeit heartwrenching — two hours you’ve ever spent with your clothes on.”

–Ettie Newlands, Listen Up Myrtle Beach

Jen (center) directing Richard II for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, UK