David M. Jenkins

Producing Artistic Director

Board of Directors – Member

David M. Jenkins is the Producing Artistic Director and a co-founder of Jobsite. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication (Performance Studies) from the University of South Florida, an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Theater Performance, also from USF. He has additionally studied with Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS), and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Recent directing: Jobsite – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Romeo & Juliet, Shockheaded Peter, Henry V, Hand to God, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Straz Center – Little Shop of Horrors, Always … Patsy Cline, A Tuna Christmas; Stageworks – The Aliens.

Recent acting: DOUBT (Father Flynn), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], 1984 (O’Brien), Cloud Nine (Betty/Edward), A Skull in Connemara (Tom Hanlon), Time Stands Still (James).

He was the 2017 Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Director, and in 2014 was the recipient of the Best Director Award from CL’s Reader’s Poll and Best Director of a Musical in the BroadwayWorld Tampa Regional Awards. He also won the 2017 Outstanding Featured Actor (A Skull in Connemara) and the 2015 BroadwayWorld Regional Award for Best Actor (Times Stands Still). Creative Loafing has twice honored him as both Best Artistic Director and Best Actor.

David has published articles in the scholarly journals Text & Performance QuarterlyLiminalities, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. In addition to his full-time work for Jobsite, David teaches interdisciplinary coursework in the USF Judy Genshaft Honors College. He lives in Tampa Heights in a neat old house with his rad wife and a mess of critters.

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