Spingold Theater Center, 9
DegreesHarvard University, Ed.M.
Mary Washington College, B.A.
ExpertiseStage Management, Public Speaking, Oral Communication, Creative Pedagogy, Community-Building, Applied Theatre.
ProfileMs. Cleary has been at Brandeis University for 16 years, teaching stage management, creative pedagogy, public speaking, and applied theatre. Jen mentors stage managers and serves as the Department's Undergraduate Advising Head. She started her professional career as the Assistant Stage Manager for New Repertory Theatre’s 1997-98 Season. Since then, she has worked on productions with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Worcester Foothills Theatre, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Encompass New Opera Theatre/Cleveland Opera, Gloucester Stage, New Rep, and Brandeis University. She has stage-managed numerous special events and fundraisers and has served as a PSM for Paulette’s Ballet Studio, a local dance company, for 11 years. She earned her Ed.M. in Arts-in-Education from Harvard University in 2005. Jen enjoys collaborating with other educators and talking about teaching methodologies.
|THA||2a||Introduction to Theater: From the Page to the Stage|
|THA||15b||Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication|
|THA||16b||Genius in Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice|
|THA||47a||Stage Management Practicum|
|THA||101a||Stage Management: Part I|
|THA||126a||Playing for Change - Community Building and Social Change on Stage|
|THA||138b||The Real American Idols: Education through Creativity and Theatrical Pedagogy|
|THA||195a||Topics in Theater and Drama|
Awards and Honors
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2015)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund Grant for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2015)
Davis Fellow in Teaching and Learning (2013)
Davis Fellowship for Experiential Learning (2006)
America. Stage Manager Cleary, Jennifer A.. Paulette's Ballet Studio, Regis College (forthcoming)
Dead Man's Cell Phone. By Sarah Ruhl. Role of Hermia. Cleary, Jennifer A.. Acme Theatre, AcmeArtSpace, Maynard, Feb. 26-Mar. 19.
Spring Concert. Stage Manager Cleary, Jennifer A.. Paulette's Ballet Studio, Regis College, May 16-17.
Art in Motion. By Paulette's Ballet Studio. Stage Manager Cleary, Jennifer A.. Regis College, May 17-18, 2013.
Exploring the Unknown. By Paulette's Ballet Studio. Stage Manager Cleary, Jennifer A.. Regis College, May 18, 2012.
According to Tip (featuring Ken Howard as Tip O'Neill). By Dick Flavin. Jennifer A. Cleary, Stage Manager.. New Repertory Theatre, July 2008..
The Santaland Diaries. By David Sedaris. Cleary, Jennifer A., Stage Manager. Arsenal Center for the Arts, New Repertory Theatre, December-January 2008.
White People. By J.T. Rodgers. Cleary, Jennifer A., Stage Manager. Arsenal Center for the Arts, New Repertory Theatre, March 2007.
Calvin Berger. By Barry Weiner. Cleary, Jennifer A., Stage Manager. Gloucester, MA, Gloucester Stage Company, August 2006.
The Heidi Chronicles. By Wendy Wasserstein. Cleary, Jennifer A., Stage Manager. Gloucester, MA, Gloucester Stage Company, June 2006.
The Diary of Anne Frank. Cleary, Jennifer A., Stage Manager. In Collaboration with Encompass New Opera Theater, NY, Cleveland Opera House, June 2004.