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.
He has recently directed productions of Shockheaded Peter, Henry V, Hand to God, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Jobsite as well as Always … Patsy Cline and A Tuna Christmas for the Straz Center and Annie Baker’s The Aliens for Stageworks Theatre. He has been recently seen in DOUBT (Father Flynn), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], 1984 (O’Brien), Cloud Nine (Betty/Edward), A Skull in Connemara (Tom Hanlon), and 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 Quarterly, Liminalities, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. In addition to his full-time work for Jobsite, David teaches interdisciplinary coursework in the Honors College at USF. He lives in Tampa Heights in a neat old house with his rad wife and a mess of critters.