Department of Performing Arts
Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education programs. In 2003 she received American University’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award. She is a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute. Dramatic Publishing Company has published her plays: "Elsewhere in Elsinore: The Unseen Women of Hamlet", "Inns & Outs"," Playing Juliet/Casting Othello", "Free Like Br’er Rabbit", "Sunday Dinner", "Chem Mystery", "A Lunch Line", and "Same But Different". "Uncovered" is published in the Lane/Shengold Anthology, "Shorter, Faster, Funnier" and her play, "Classy Ass" is published in five anthologies. She received a $10,000 grant from Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays and the Heideman Award from the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and founding member of The Welders, a D.C. based playwrights' collaborative.
MFA, Acting/Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
BA, Drama, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont