Jennifer Canole

Director of Development
Phone: (401) 453-9234

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Jen (she/her) moved to Providence in 1999 to take a season-long internship at a regional theater in a state she’d never visited. And she never left. Seventeen years later, she was named Director of Development of Trinity Rep. In the years between, she held a variety of titles and responsibilities in development and external relations (including Grants Writer and Associate Director); secured the seed funding that launched Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Studio, Project Discovery Plus, Trinity Rep Active Imagination Network (TRAIN), Creative Classrooms, and Open Access Theater; served on the board of Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts; was named to Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty list; and became a Rhode Islander. Jen has a B.A. in English (theater minor) from Ithaca College. She lives in Lincoln, RI, with her husband, two sons, and a lab who snores really loudly.