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Downloadable PDFs here:  Resume | Curriculum Vitae


Jodi Jinks

 

 

 

 

 

SKILLS

  • Program Development
  • Advocacy of Transitional Groups
  • Programmatic Training
  • Challenge Assessment
  • Professional Writing
  • Work with Marginalized Populations
  • Curriculum Development
  • Communication/ Organization/Implementation
  • Higher Education for 15 years
  • Applied Theatre Practices
  • Devising Original Performance
  • Research—pedagogy, theatre history
  • Equity Actor for 23 years with Broadway credits

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Prezi Presentation
  • Power tools
  • Sewing Machines

PROGRAM MANAGER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/LEAD TEACHER, ArtsAloud-OSU, Stillwater, OK 2013-Present

Devised Performance Exchange in Oklahoma State Prisons: John Lilley Correctional Center; Jess Dunn Correctional Center;
Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

  • Established and maintained relationships with OK Department of Corrections officials and chaplains to ensure success and expansion of program
  • Developed overall program structure to include both prison and OSU students for exchange
  • Created class curriculum toward generation of source material and then performance
  • Collaborated with University communication department to plan photo and video shoots and create marketing materials
  • Acted as the program spokesperson by presenting ArtsAloud structure, accomplishments for Ted-x Talk, donors, and students
  • Regularly reported to endowment family to ensure that program fulfilled original mission
  • Managed program’s budget, endowment bank account and expenses,
  • Trained graduate students in ArtsAloud process, philosophy, and prison protocol
  • Coordinated all staff, students and schedules for classes and performances
  • Taught writing progress and edited student work while establishing a safe, a non-judgmental environment for sharing creative work of participants
  • Lead discussions around play development, current events and assimilated all writing toward final script and performance
  • Directed rehearsals of script with OSU Theatre students
  • Created recognition program and materials for prison participants to enrich their parole dossiers
  • Lead assessment debriefings to ensure regular program met goals and implemented improvements

DEVISED INITIATIVE REGIONAL CO-ORDINATOR, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival  2013-Present

  • Worked closely with chairs from Region VI of KCACTF to hire Guest Artists and Respondents
  • Helped organize yearly festival by scheduling workshops and performances
  • Wrote content for Devised Initiative web site including creating program registration materials
  • Lead communication efforts in all facets of event process
  • Served as respondent for regional theatre productions at universities and colleges
  • Provided constructive feedback to actors and director of regional productions
  • Completed assessment of production, director, and actors
  • Managed participants from seven states to take part in Devised Initiative at festival
  • Directed on-site devised piece
  • Held rehearsals for on-site production
  • Organized OSU students to travel to and participate in KCACTF each February

CO-DIRECTOR, Grrl Action, Rude Mechs Theatre Collective, Austin, TX
2010-2014

  • Recruited girls, aged 14-18 for year round and summer programs
  • Coordinated with designers and marketing department
  • Partnered with Settlement Home to include at-risk youth
  • Collaborated with Rude Mechs Co-Producing Artistic Directors on scheduling, budget and recruitment
  • Wrote curriculum
  • Taught workshops—autobiographical, devised theatre
  • Edited writing, devised scene work, directed performances

PROGRAM MANAGER & LEAD TEACHER, Strength Through Study, Travis County Correctional Center, Austin, TX, 2011-2010

  • Developed curriculum for incarcerated women at the TCCC
  • Taught classes
  • Co-ordinated with Chair of English at Austin Community College

PROGRAM MANAGER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ArtsAloud, Austin, TX
2008-2007

Geo/Lockhart Prison

Safe Place Women’s Shelter

Austin Recovery Center


TEACHING

MARY LOU LEMON ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED VOICES
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY   2011-2017
Stillwater, OK 74078

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY   2012-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor
Stillwater, OK 74078

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE   2011-2004
Adjunct Faculty and Director
Austin, TX 78701

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY   2007-2004
Adjunct Professor
San Marcos, TX 78666

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY   2005-2001
Lecturer
College Station, TX 77843


AWARDS AND ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

OSU College of Arts & Science Community Engagement Award, 2016

Mary Lou Lemon Endowed Professorship for Under-represented Voices: OSU, 2013

Highlighted Presenter: OSU Research Week, 2016

Travel Grant: Summer, 2014

Dean’s Incentive Grant: Oklahoma State University, 2014

Dean’s Incentive Grant: Oklahoma State University, 2013

Travel Grant: Spring, 2012

Texas Humanities Grant: Austin Community College, 2011

ArtsAloud: Private Donor, 2007

Center of Humanities Research Grant, Texas A&M, 2002


PUBLISHING

ArtsAloud-OSU: Devised Prison Theatre in OK, in Teatri Delle Diversita, published by Universita Urbino, Urbino Italy, March 2016

Tedx Talk: Live and ideo presentation entitled, Theatre Behind Bars, 2015

Chapter: The Buckle on the Bible Belt, Performing New Lives: Reflections on Prison Theatre in the United States,
edited by Jonathan Shailor, 2009


EDUCATION

Volunteer Training, Oklahoma Department of Corrections   2013

Volunteer Training, Safe Place, Austin, TX   2010

Volunteer Training, Texas Department of Justice   2009

Masters of Fine Arts-Acting, University of Virginia   1989

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, University of Missouri   1985


REFERENCES

Dr. Shelia Kennison
Founder & Co-Director of the Oklahoma Network for Teaching of Psychology
Director, Undergraduate Minor in Cognitive Science
116 North Murray Hall. Department of Psychology
Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
shelia.kennison@okstate.edu

Dr. Larry Mullins
Associate Dean of Research
College of Arts & Science
Professor of Psychology
116 N. Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Larry.mullins@okstate.edu

Kevin Doolen
Professor and Chair—Department of Theatre
2080 – Doudna Fine Arts Center
Eastern Illinois State University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
jkdoolen@eiu.edu

Woody Glass, Attorney
Ward and Glass, L.L.P.
1601 36th Ave NW
Norman, OK 73072
woody@wardglasslaw.com


Downloadable PDFs here:  Resume  | Curriculum Vitae

Madge testimony green back

PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONY

“I deeply admire the work Professor Jinks did when she created a performance at SafePlace, a center for battered women. This powerful work, which I vividly recall viewing, helped women express their fears, anger, experiences through collective performance. During that process, Professor Jinks developed a particular bond with a performer named Lisa and her daughter Geneva, who had a severe learning disability. Professor Jinks brought Geneva in to Grrl Action that summer, helping her find an artistic home in which she’d be involved for the next several years as a student and intern. Through Professor Jinks, Geneva found a community of other girls that shared her interests and were not judgmental of her limitations.

And through a program she founded, ArtsAloud (both in Austin and at OSU), Professor Jinks has proven her commitment to making art with incarcerated people. What impresses me about her work in prisons is not only the quality of attention she gives inmates, but also her dogged perseverance to offer arts training and experience to inmates in Texas and Oklahoma when she’s been met with considerable administrative and bureaucratic resistance from private and state run penitentiaries.”

Madge Darlington, M.F.A., Co-Producing Artistic Director, Rude Mechanicals Theatre Collective, Co-Director, Off Center Teens (formerly Grrl Action)