assistant director

JENNIFER HARRISON NEWMAN (assistant director) is a New York-based theater artist who works extensively with artists across disciplines, challenging the boundaries of dance, opera, and theater. Recent site-specific and theatrical work includes numerous Broadway and regional dance and theatrical productions such as The Lion King, The Radio City Rockettes, and a momentous anniversary performance with the original cast of West Side Story. Associate Director and Movement Director: Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) (BAM/Next Wave 2019, international tour), Place (BAM/Next Wave Festival 2018, LA Opera 2020), Angel’s Bone (New Visions Festival Hong Kong 2018, Beijing Music Festival 2019, Los Angeles 2020), October in the Chair (ARACA Group 2014). Chore­ography and performance: Land of Broken Dreams (Park Avenue Armory 2021), AFROFEMONONOMY (PSNY 2021); when you walk through fire, hold your breath (Little Island NY 2021), Black Lodge (Beth Morrison Projects film 2021, stage premiere 2022), We Were Everywhere (Princeton University 2019), Infinite Hotel (Prototype Festival 2019), within the sand and sea (Chale Wote Festival, Accra Ghana 2018), The Geneva Project (JACK, BAAD!, Yale University, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Central Station Festival Seoul Korea), Bread of Heaven (LABA LIVE), Woman Bomb (Baryshnikov Art Center), If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Motherfucker (Yale School of Drama), The Children (Yale School of Drama), Bulrusher (New Georges); David Rousseve/Reality (company member); Lula Washington Con­tempo­rary Dance Theater (company member).