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Caleen Jennings

Theater Wonk


Cred MFA acting and theatre, New York University; BA drama, Bennington College

Livelihood Theater professor, College of Arts and Sciences; faculty member at Folger Shakespeare Library Teaching Shakespeare Institute

Interests Multicultural theater, Shakespeare

Focus Preparing for Spring AU production of Measure for Measure

Recent Awards Grant from Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays, Heideman Award from the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville

Last Book You Read The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed

What Keeps You Up At Night? “I keep thinking that if I can put the right words in the right characters’ mouths, suddenly all human beings will get along.”

Are You a Wonk? “If wonk means intellectual voracity, passion, engagement, with a tad of confidence in the face of all the odds, yes.”

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D.C. Playwright Draws Students into the Action
Caleen Jennings “physicalizes” lines from Romeo and Juliet
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