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ABOUT AJRT

 

The Austin Jewish Repertory Theater engages Central Texans in theatrical experiences that explore Jewish voices, themes and stories. Through unique productions of both new and existing work, robust educational offerings, and innovative collaborations with fellow arts organizations, AJRT endeavors to entertain, to inspire, and to celebrate cultural diversity.

AJRT is proud to be part of JCC Austin, a branch of Shalom Austin.

 

JENNY LAVERY

Resident teaching artist

An actor, director, producer, and educator, Jenny's work has been locally recognized by the Austin Critic's Table, B Iden Payne Awards, and Central Texas Awards and the Austin Chronicle. Jenny won BEST DIRECTOR in Central Texas for her work on Bethany with Theatre en Bloc. 

NEW YORK THEATRE: Angels & Accordians, Dance Theatre Etcetera; Movie Geek, New York Fringe & Ars Nova; The Shape of Things, Hayes Theatre; The Hero Killed the Clown, Original Work Ensemble;Get On Top & Stay There, Original Work Ensemble; Three More Sleepless Nights, Agnes of God, Studio Theatre; When Grace Comes In, HotInk Festival; Romeo and Juliet at PHTS. 

REGIONAL THEATRE: Hair, Erie Playhouse; The Diary of Anne Frank, Tommy, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Academy Theatre; Godspell, Colt Station Place; Our Town, MASH Collective.

AUSTIN THEATRE: Cock, Jacob's Ladder, Violet Crown: Dog Town, Violet Crown;Salamander Town, Just Outside Redemption, Bethany, Austin Is A Place (You Are Here), American Bear, FAT PIG, Theatre en Bloc; Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Present Company; Seller Door, Sustainable Theatre Project; AIR, Vortex Repertory, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Baron’s Men; Lysistrata, Chaotic Theatre Company; A Little Night Music, Puttin’ It Together, Annie, Georgetown Palace Theatre; Almost Maine, Trinity Street Playhouse.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Pilot Balloon Artist Residency in Lawrence KS, Co-Artistic Director of Theatre en Bloc, Executive Director of Sustainable Theatre Project, B.F.A from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Masters from Boston Residency Program, Certified Special Education Teacher working with Behavioral, Social Emotional, and Moderate Disabilities for 8+ years.

 

JEFF MILLER

Resident Technical Director

Jeff Miller has served as AJRT's Resident Technical Director since the company's inception. His career includes credits as Sound Engineer for the Broadway productions and national tours of A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Zorba, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Mystery Of Edwin Drood as well as numerous films, videos, and commercials. He's also toured with multiple productions in the props and lighting departments and worked on various arena shows and concerts.

Regionally, Jeff has provided sound design for over 100 productions, including those produced by ZACH Theatre, Austin Theatre Project, Capitol City Playhouse, Austin Theatre for Youth, Second Youth Theatre, Different Stages, Summer Stock Austin, UT, Texas Arts Project, Abby Productions, Trinity Episcopal School, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Leander High School, McCallum High School, Theater at the J, and Agudas Arts. Additionally, he is Resident Sound Designer with TILT Performance Group. 

 

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater Committee Members

Jeff Miller, Steering Committee Chair

April Hudson, Development Chair

Sue Bilich

Milaka Falk

Suzy Gallagher

BJ Montgomery

Jane Newchurch

Jody Scalpati

Lisa Scheps

Kit Thompson