Producing Director Jennifer McClendon is a native Chicago theater artist who received her B.F.A. in Stage Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A former Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellow and Production Management Apprentice, Jennifer has worked as a freelance Production Manager and Stage Manager in Chicago, IL since 2012. She has worked with companies such as Steppenwolf, Remy Bumppo, The Hypocrites, Prologue Theatre Company, and Definition Theatre. She served as the resident Production Manager for Lifeline Theatre Company from 2016 through 2021, leading six productions a season, an annual storytelling festival, and various company events prior to the pandemic. McClendon is both grateful and overjoyed to join the Trinity Rep family. She is excited for this new chapter and is ready to grow even further with this foundational theater as it embarks on returning to live performances.