"Lindsay Jenkins"

L.J

Master of Arts

...degree in Theatre

Lindsay A. Jenkins (L.J.)is a dramaturg, producer, educator, and writer based in Los Angeles by way of Dallas, TX. Like many theatre practitioners, L.J. has performed a variety of roles over the years; however she considers her time as a Middle and High school theatre teacher as one of her most valuable experiences.  Not only did it foster her passion for arts education and interest in dramaturgy, she was inspired everyday by the curiosity and creativity of her students. Though no longer a full-time teacher, L.J. still works as a Teaching Artist engaging students in public and charter schools across Los Angeles. L.J. holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre  

Lindsay A. Jenkins (L.J.)is a dramaturg, producer, educator, and writer based in Los Angeles by way of Dallas, TX. Like many theatre practitioners, L.J. has performed a variety of roles over the years; however she considers her time as a Middle and High school theatre teacher as one of her most valuable experiences.  Not only did it foster her passion for arts education and interest in dramaturgy, she was inspired everyday by the curiosity and creativity of her students. Though no longer a full-time teacher, L.J. still works as a Teaching Artist engaging students in public and charter schools across Los Angeles. L.J. holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from California State University, Northridge.  Her specific area of research is Black performance heritage, connecting past performances to contemporary experiences. Her recent work Doing Time, is an autoethnography that explores the relationship between Black women and law enforcement, connecting the historical practice of lynching to contemporary policing practices. Currently, L.J. is developing a project that explores Afrocentric methods for putting research into the body. She is excited to present the project as an Afrocentric yoga class and guided visualization to the City of Bones at the 2020 ATHE Post-Conference event: Performing Black Futures. She has had the pleasure of working with organizations of various sizes including Critical Mass Performance Group, Cornerstone Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group. Her most recent dramaturgy role was on Mingus, a new play by Tyler English-Beckwith, produced by the Playwrights Foundation as part of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. L.J. can also be found in the upcoming anthology Rhetoric, Politics, and Hamilton: An American Musical where she co-authored a chapter on “the eye” of history with Dr. Jade C. Huell. She’s also dabbled in the film and television industry working behind the scenes on the upcoming Fred Hampton film produced by Ryan Coogler and the Netflix show, Astronomy Club. She was recently accepted into the Spotify Sound-Up program, a bootcamp for podcast producers, where she is currently honing her producing and hosting skills. Most importantly, L.J is the founder and Executive Creative Producer of Maroon Arts and Culture, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowerment through arts education and cultural programming.

The Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Dramaturg
Mingus by Tyler English-Beckwith
Performing Black Futures
ATHE Post-Conference

UPCOMING EVENTS

In My Skin
Yoga for People of Color
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MAROON 

ART SOCIETY