Artistic Director

Jennifer King, Artistic Director A professor of theater at Napa Valley College and an international theater artist, Jennifer King has produced, performed, directed and created theater in the US, UK, Germany, Prague and Poland. Regional credits include work for the California Shakespeare Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Aurora Theatre Company, Shakespeare NV, to name a few.

Prior to her professorship, she served as Executive/Artistic Director for Sonoma County Repertory Theater/Sebastopol Shakespeare Festival. Under her leadership, the theater retired its $52,000 debt, completed a strategic plan, and expanded the board of directors from three to eighteen members, performances played to maximum capacity, subscription sales quintupled, and the annual budget grew from $100,000 to $500,000.

From 1999-2001, she served as Director of Education/Community Programs for the Dallas Theater Center. She also served as Director of Artistic Learning at the California Shakespeare Theater, where she was also an Artistic Associate.

This fall she will start serving as the Artistic Director for the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center while coordinating the NVC Music and Theater arts programs as well as teaching theater arts courses and directing plays.