jen poulin


Jen Poulin is a Chicago based director and dramaturg, whose recent projects include The River Bride with Halcyon (dramaturg) and What of the Night? with Stage Left and Cor Theatre (assistant director). She previously served as Interim Grants Manager and Artistic Programs Apprentice at American Theater Company, and Associate Artistic Director of BackStage Theatre Company. She has worn many hats since earning her Theatre Studies BFA from University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: educator, box office assistant, blood mopper, script mistress, stage and production manager, producer, and performer. But her heart belongs to directing, especially new work. As a play reader, she’s worked with Stage Left Theatre, Artemisia Theatre, and Kitchen Dog Theater. Her stage management and directing credits span many fine Chicago companies, including Adventure Stage Chicago, Strawdog Theatre Company, Steep Theatre Company, Mary Arrchie Theatre Company, and WildClaw Theatre. She is also an Artistic Associate with No Stakes Theater Project.


Bechdel Fest 3: Find Your Voice (“Yet To Be”)
Bechdel Fest 5: Identity Crisis (“The You You Hear”)
The Opportunities of Extinction


Human Terrain (Audience Services)
Bechdel Fest 4: The Boiling Point (Audience Services)
At The Table (Audience Services, Donor Main Contact)
At The Table Summer Remount (Audience Services, Donor Main Contact)
Plainclothes (Accessibility Coordinator)
Girl in the Red Corner (Accessibility Coordinator)
Language Rooms (Accessibility Coordinator)