Jessica Jenen Exits Classic Stage to Move to Commercial Producing

News   Jessica Jenen Exits Classic Stage to Move to Commercial Producing
 
Classic Stage Company's executive director Jessica R. Jenen will leave the Off-Broadway company to move to the commercial theatre world, CSC leaders announced on Sept. 13. A search for her successor will now commence.

Jenen will join five-time Tony Award-winning producer Jon B. Platt (Wicked, The Book of Mormon) as executive producer focusing on Broadway, touring and international productions. Jenen joined CSC in 2003 shortly after Brian Kulick's appointment as artistic director. Together, Kulick and Jenen lead CSC through a period of unprecedented growth. The not-for-profit company tripled its operating budget, retired its cumulative debt and created a large operating surplus.

According to CSC, "It was also during this time of institutional growth that CSC produced successive seasons of critically acclaimed productions which included Three Sisters, The School for Lies, Uncle Vanya, The Tempest, New Jerusalem, The Seagull and Venus in Fur. The latter play, through special arrangement with Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis, and CSC, will be seen this fall on Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club remounting."

"It has been a joy to watch Jessica grow over the years into a formidable producer," Kulick said in a statement. "She has been integral in helping CSC to achieve a new level of fiscal stability that has enabled us to take more and more programmatic risks. We'll miss her acumen, wit and deep dedication to making theatre that makes a difference."

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