Jen Plants

Position title: Teaching Faculty


7186 Helen C. White Hall

Plants’ research and teaching interests include verbatim and devised theatre, performance and the experience of race, contemporary theatre making practices, and dramaturgy. Recipient of the 2021 The Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts, Plants is currently focused on making site-specific work designed to reach new audiences in unexpected places. As a director, recent credits include When the Music Stops: The Anita O’Day Story (Four Seasons Theatre, presented at Café CODA) and, as artistic director of her own company Third Ridge Theater, the world premiere of Miss American Pie in Plants’ own kitchen (as part of HouseWork, Plants’ ongoing project to present a play in every room of her home.)


“Ethos is not Enough.” Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance. Volume 10:1 (2020): 89-92.

“Life First: Interdisciplinary Placemaking for the Theatre.” Teaching Critical Performance Theory in Today’s Theatre Classroom, Studio, and Communities. Ed. Jeanmarie Higgins. New York: Routledge. 2020.

No Feedback: Performance in Context. Eds. Jen Plants, Nina Feldman, Genevieve Maxwell, and Lizzie Sells. London: nfc_books. 2016.