Jennifer Popple  |  Breakout Session

Jennifer will be joined by Lisa Hagen for a breakout session called "Creating A Feminist Community in the Rehearsal Room (and What to Do When That Doesn’t Happen)"

Jennifer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Co-Director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Jennifer is passionate about collaboration, social justice, and feminist practice in the classroom, community, and rehearsal room. She has published on feminist directing, Restoration actresses, and Muggle Quidditch, and is currently writing an article about using a feminist lens to develop study away programs. Other favorite directing projects include Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the vibrator play, and Sophie Treadwell's Machinal. After a lengthy hiatus, she returned to performing with the world premiere of Aaron Randolph III's Broken, developed in collaboration with Braking Traffik, a Quad Cities based organization dedicated to eliminating sex trafficking and supporting survivors of sex trafficking. She takes her second group of students to India next February to witness grassroots activism and will be directing Arthur Miller's The Crucible in the fall. She and her partner, Samantha (also an artist-teacher), have two daughters, two cats, and a dog.