I am a freelance director living in Bakersfield, CA and am always excited to find the next project. After receiving a BFA from The University of Evansville and an MFA from University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre, I’ve focused on teaching at CSU and directing for the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

I’ve lived  and worked in Oklahoma, Indiana, Chicago, LA, Denver (Denver Civic Theatre, Aurora Fox Theatre), San Diego (The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, La Country Day School, Crest Canyon Academy, U of San Diego), New York City (The Dalton School, John Jay College of Criminology, The Summer Theatre Institute), and now California, (Bakersfield College, Fresno Pacific University, Cal State Bakersfield, Spotlight Theatre, The Empty Space Theatre, BMOA).

I’m currently preparing to direct my own compilation of Shakespeare love and comedy scenes, “The Very Ecstasy of Love”. It will be the inaugural Theatre in the Garden event for the Bakersfield Museum of Art. Finally, a traditional, “Shakespeare in the Park” experience for Bako! Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and fall in love under the stars. For information on sponsoring this event, visit www.bmoa.org.

I am a member of Actor’s Equity and the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Assoc. And, I like to brag that I’ve been directed by six Tony Award winners. Fancy stuff! Thanks for visiting!



from: jennifer stewart sampson