We are thrilled to announce that Calgary Director and Dramaturg Jenna Rodgers will be directing Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick next Spring!
Jenna joins our 2022-23 season roster of talented and creative directors, announced earlier this summer, including Christine Brubaker (directing Cowgirl Up), Rohit Chokhani (directing The Jungle Book and Bombay Black) and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (directing The F Word– A Downstage production in association with Theatre Calgary).
Teenage Dick is a brilliant and hilarious adaptation which transports the high-stakes drama and political intrigue of Shakespeare’s Richard III to the hallways of a contemporary high school. It will be produced in April 2023 in association with The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions, and close out our 2022-23 Season.
Jenna is the most recent recipient of Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize, as well as the recipient of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Award for Emerging Artists. She is also up for 2 Betty Mitchell Awards for her work last season, including Outstanding Direction for Vertigo Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the Vanishing Thimble and Chromatic Theatre and Downstage’s production of The Green Line (both shows are also up for Outstanding Production of a Play).
Most recently at Alberta Theatre Projects, Jenna directed Louise Casemore’s Undressed (Betty Mitchell Award nominee for Outstanding New Play) last season, and directed Anna Ziegler’s Actually in 2020.
We’re so happy to have Jenna on board!
Jenna (she/her) is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg who gratefully resides on land called Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary), on Treaty 7 Territory. She is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre – a company dedicated to producing and developing work by and for racialized artists. Jenna is also the Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Board Co-Chair of LMDA, and the Artstrek Director for Theatre Alberta. She is a passionate arts equity advocate, a graduate of the NTS Artistic Leadership Residency (2020), the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership Program (2019), and a member of the artEquity National Facilitator Training cohort (2018). She is the most recent recipient of Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize, and of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Award for Emerging Artists. She holds a MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere.
Want tickets to Teenage Dick? Single tickets go on sale mid-August, but why not schedule your season of theatre at ATP TODAY? Subscribers get great benefits, and if you subscribe before August 15, you’ll be entered into a draw to win a $500 gift card from Willow Park Wines & Spirits!