Jennifer King Phillips
MFA Dramatic Art, 1996
is Executive/ArtisticDirector of Sonoma County Repertory Theatre in Sebastopol, CA. Prior to the Rep, she served as Director of Artistic Learning for the California Shakespeare Theatre (Cal Shakes). During her tenure at Cal Shakes, year round classes tripled in enrollment and the student matinee program increased over 75%. She also developed education partnerships with schools in Berkeley, Orinda, Richmond and Pinole, directed the Student Company production of Much Ado About Nothing, and launched a Pre-College Shakespeare program. Before Cal Shakes, Ms. King served as Director of Education and Community Programs for the Dallas Theatre Center (DTC). While at DTC, she was awarded a 2001 TCG Observership grant. As an actor, she has appeared in Arms and the Man, Talley’s Folly, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Turn of the Screw, Sylvia, A Shayna Maidel, Hay Fever, Twelfth Night, Othello, Crimes of the Heart, The Glass Menagerie, and The Sisters Rosensweig. Her directing credits include Agnes of God, Barrymore, A Christmas Carol, Vinegar Tom, The Laramie Project, All in the Timing, Cyrano!, Our Countryâ€™s Good, Steel Magnolias, Ralph Roister Doister, The Adding Machine and Two Rooms. Jennifer has taught and directed for Dallas Theater Center, Sonoma County Rep, UC Davis, Richland College and Napa Valley College.