JENNIFER KIGERScout Leader
Jennifer is a producer and dramaturg. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre and the Director of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Since its founding in 2008, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 24 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country. As Literary Manager of South Coast Repertory from 2000-2005, she was Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival and served as dramaturg for more than 40 new plays, including the world premiere of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones. Prior to that, she was a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and adapted Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia for the stage with director Bob McGrath. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works; a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council; and a consultant for the Fuller Road Artist Residency. She is currently on the playwriting faculty of Yale School of Drama.