Jenny Jennings

Artistic Director in Residence, UCD Creative Futures Academy

Jennifer Jennings is a theatre and festival-maker based in Dublin. She is co-founder and co-director of acclaimed Irish theatre company THISISPOPBABY.

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THISISPOPBABY production highlights include RIOT (Co-Director, World Tour / Winner Best Production – Dublin Fringe 2016), Absolute Legends (Director, Irish, UK & Australian Tour 2018/19), Panti’s High Heels in Low Places (Producer, World Tour 2015-2017 / Soho Live films 2018) and Alice in Funderland (THISISPOPBABY Producer / Best Production Nomination, Irish Theatre Awards 2012 / currently in film development with Treasure Films).

Jennifer is co-creator and co-curator of THISISPOPBABY’s Where We Live Festival (Gold Medal Design Winner, ICAD Awards 2018), WERK (Performance art club - Abbey Theatre, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne Festival), POPTENT (Electric Picnic Music Festival 2008-2010) and Queer Notions Arts Festival (Project Arts Centre 2009-2010).
She is a co-founder of Neon Lights music and arts festival in Singapore, where she also worked as Artistic Director for the inaugural two editions. In a short space of time, Neon Lights has gained a reputation as the premier music and arts festival in South-East Asia.

In 2011/2012, she was Arts Programme Director for Harvest Music & Arts Festival in Australia, where she devised, curated, designed and produced the Harvest Arts programme in three cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In its debut year, the festival won the Best Major Festival prize in the Sydney Music, Arts and Culture Awards. Jennifer also worked as Head of Programming for Abbotsford Convent, Australia’s most unique arts, culture and learning site.
Previously she was Programme Director for Dublin Fringe Festival, Festival Manager for Dublin GAZE Film Festival, Marketing Director for Ireland’s renowned Festival of World Cultures and Development Officer for The Corn Exchange Theatre Company.
Jennifer was a member of the European Cultural Parliament (2004-2010). She is currently a UCD Creative Fellow, and in 2004 received a UCD Masters in Cultural Policy and Arts Management (First Class Honours).