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'''Jennifer Tarver''' [https://equityhack.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/pact_cwdc_16may11_v6.pdf] is originally from New York, and is now based in Toronto. She works as a director internationally in both opera and theatre. She is the Artistic Director of Necessary Angel. Her honors include best director 2007 - NOW Magazine, the 2006 Pauline McGibbon Award in Directing, the 2002 John Hirsch Directors Award. Her 2006 work That Time - Five Beckett Shorts, garnered eight Dora Award Nominations and four wins, including best director and best production. A passion for classic texts as well as cutting edge contemporary work defines her career. She founded Theatre Extasis and was the Associate Director at The Theatre Centre in Toronto where she led their new work development program.
 
  
She holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Alberta and a BFA in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
 
  
==Production History==
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'''Jennifer Tarver''' [https://equityhack.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/pact_cwdc_16may11_v6.pdf]  is a Canadian theatre and opera director and creator, whose passion for classic texts as well as cutting edge contemporary work defines her career.
  
2008/2010: ''Krapp’s Last Tape'' by Samuel Beckett presented by Stratford Festival and Goodman Theatre
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== Life and Career ==
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Born in Edmonton Alberta and raised in New York, Jennifer Tarver  has a Bachelor of Music in performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied clarinet. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in drama, and she also has an MFA in Directing from the University of Alberta. She has one son with her partner Liz Upchurch.
  
2007: ''Crave'' by Sarah Kane presented by Nightwood Theatre
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In 2004, Tarver became Associate Director of The Theatre Centre in Toronto, which develops new and innovating works. She was appointed as Director of The Opera Studio at the Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy from 2007-2009. She is currently the Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company and has been since 2013.
  
2004: ''That Time- 5 Beckett Shorts'' by Samuel Beckett presented by Theatre Extasis/The Theatre Centre
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Tarver has directed at the Stratford Festival, the Nightwood Theatre, the  Tarragon Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, and the fall and Summerworks festivals, among many other major theatre companies. Along with directing theatre and Opera, Tarver has also founded her own Theatre company called Theatre Extasis.
  
2009: ''Zastrozzi'' by George F. Walker presented by Stratford Festival
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For her own company, Theatre Extasis, she has created and adapted ''Not Faust'', ''History Play'', ''She’s Gone Away'', a solo dance piece, with choreographer Susanna Hood, and ''That Time'' – Five Beckett Shorts. Her original theatre piece, ''What Makes a Man'', based on the songs of Charles Aznavour, opened at the Canadian Stage in 2014.
  
2006: ''Thom Pain'' based on nothing by Will Eno presented by Tarragon Theatre
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==Works==
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=== Theatre ===
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* ''Waiting for Godot'' (2013) 
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* ''The Homecoming ''(2011) 
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* ''King of Thieves'' (2010)  
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* ''Zastrozzi ''(2009)
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* ''Krapp’s Last Tape'' (2008)
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* ''Crave ''(2007) 
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* ''Thom Pain ''(2007)
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* ''The Dwarfs ''(2008)
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* ''That Time- 5 Beckett Shorts'' (2004)
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=== Opera ===
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* '' Ines- a contemporary Fado opera'' (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre)<br />
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* ''The Rape of Lucretia'' (University of Toronto)<br />
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* ''L’Enfant e les Sortilèges''<br />
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* ''The Magic Flute<br />
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* The Turn of the Screw<br />
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* A Midsummer Night’s Dream''(Royal Conservatory of Music).<br />
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==Awards and Nominations==
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* In 2010, she was nominated for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.
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* Best director 2007 - NOW Magazine
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* The 2006 Pauline McGibbon Award in Directing
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* Her 2006 work That Time - Five Beckett Shorts, garnered eight Dora Award Nominations and four wins, including best director and best production
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* The 2002 John Hirsch Directors Award
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==References==
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1. https://equityhack.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/pact_cwdc_16may11_v6.pdf <br />
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2. http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Tarver%2C%20Jennifer <br />
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3. http://www.necessaryangel.com/staff-board/<br />
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Latest revision as of 11:28, 12 October 2017


Jennifer Tarver [1] is a Canadian theatre and opera director and creator, whose passion for classic texts as well as cutting edge contemporary work defines her career.

Life and Career

Born in Edmonton Alberta and raised in New York, Jennifer Tarver has a Bachelor of Music in performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied clarinet. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in drama, and she also has an MFA in Directing from the University of Alberta. She has one son with her partner Liz Upchurch.

In 2004, Tarver became Associate Director of The Theatre Centre in Toronto, which develops new and innovating works. She was appointed as Director of The Opera Studio at the Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy from 2007-2009. She is currently the Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company and has been since 2013.

Tarver has directed at the Stratford Festival, the Nightwood Theatre, the  Tarragon Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, and the fall and Summerworks festivals, among many other major theatre companies. Along with directing theatre and Opera, Tarver has also founded her own Theatre company called Theatre Extasis.

For her own company, Theatre Extasis, she has created and adapted Not FaustHistory PlayShe’s Gone Away, a solo dance piece, with choreographer Susanna Hood, and That Time – Five Beckett Shorts. Her original theatre piece, What Makes a Man, based on the songs of Charles Aznavour, opened at the Canadian Stage in 2014.

Works

Theatre

  • Waiting for Godot (2013) 
  • The Homecoming (2011) 
  • King of Thieves (2010)  
  • Zastrozzi (2009)
  • Krapp’s Last Tape (2008)
  • Crave (2007) 
  • Thom Pain (2007)
  • The Dwarfs (2008)
  • That Time- 5 Beckett Shorts (2004)

Opera

  •  Ines- a contemporary Fado opera (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre)
  • The Rape of Lucretia (University of Toronto)
  • L’Enfant e les Sortilèges
  • The Magic Flute
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Royal Conservatory of Music).

Awards and Nominations

  • In 2010, she was nominated for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.
  • Best director 2007 - NOW Magazine
  • The 2006 Pauline McGibbon Award in Directing
  • Her 2006 work That Time - Five Beckett Shorts, garnered eight Dora Award Nominations and four wins, including best director and best production
  • The 2002 John Hirsch Directors Award

References

1. https://equityhack.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/pact_cwdc_16may11_v6.pdf

2. http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Tarver%2C%20Jennifer

3. http://www.necessaryangel.com/staff-board/

Name:Jennifer Tarver
Location:Toronto
Category:Artists
Latitude:43.640051
Longitude:-79.384460