Artist Bio

Jennifer Shook

(Bio as of February 2008)

Jennifer Shook most recently collaborated with the Goodman on the Horton Foote One-Act Plays during the 2007/2008 Season. she is the artistic director of Caffeine Theatre, where her most recent work, Like the Moon Behind the Clouds, is onstage at the Cultural Center. Ms. Shook is the literary manager at Silk Road Theater Project. She is on the faculty of Dramaturgy and Criticism at The Theatre School at DePaul University and taught for several years at Columbia College. As a freelance dramaturg and director, she has worked with The Hypocrites Theater Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, Eclipse Theatre Company, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, Estrogen Fest, Collaboraction, Circle Theatre, Dallas Theater Center and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. She served as artistic and casting associate at Court Theatre and literary manager at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. She is also a member of the Literary Managers and Dra­maturgs of the Americas. A graduate of Swarthmore College, The University of Chicago’s Master of Arts in the Humanities Program and La MaMa Theatre’s International Symposium, Ms. Shook also gives talks on Early American Performance and Abe Lincoln in Popular Culture through the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars bureau.