Jennifer King is a theater artist specializing in directing Shakespeare's plays and new works.
Her practice focuses on cultivating a dynamic connection between artists and audiences through a rigorous, collaborative and playful approach to text and storytelling.
Dividing her time between Europe and the US, she has created and directed work in the UK, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Notable directing projects include Hurricane Diane and Dry Powder for Aurora Theatre Company, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Comedy of Errors and Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) for Prague Shakespeare Company, Slow Girl for Capital Stage and As You Like It and Twelfth Night for Shakespeare Napa Valley.
An arts advocate, she has held senior leadership positions at Sonoma County Repertory Theater (Artistic/Executive Director), California Shakespeare Theater (Director of Artistic Learning), and Dallas Theater Center (Director of Education and Community Outreach). She is a tenured Professor of Theater Arts at Napa Valley College, where she founded and runs Shakespeare Napa Valley.