Jennifer Engler is an Associate Professor of Theatre at TCU where she teaches acting and movement for actors. She has worked professionally in Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She has a background in acting, directing, choreography, and improvisation (Second City). Jennifer earned her MFA in Acting from Michigan State University, and her BFA in Theatre from Emporia State University (Kansas). Her recent local professional work includes directing Acccording to Goldman and Guys on Ice for Circle Theatre, Oleanna at Labyrinth Theater, acting and choreography in the Theatre Three production of Metamorphoses, acting in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Circle Theatre, choreographer for the 2009 and 2010 Seasons of Trinity Shakespeare Festival, and has served as an Irene Ryan Scholarship respondent for Regions V and VI of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
In the summer of 2006, Jennifer took a group of TCU students to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they performed a piece she directed, The Girl of 10,000 Smiles. At TCU Jennifer Engler has directed Agnes of God, The Country Wife, Anatomy of Gray, As You Like It, Noises Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and Brighton Beach Memoirs. She has choreographed Baby and Anything Goes; and she has directed/choreographed Cabaret and A Chorus Line, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seussical, and Assassins, She enjoys balancing the professional work in this area with being in the classroom with such motivated and skilled students. The courses she teaches include Acting I, Acting IV, Stage Movement, Advanced Stage Movement, Auditioning, and beginning and advanced levels of Musical Theatre Dance.