Jennifer Wintzer is the Artistic Director of Theatre at COCA – Creative Center of the Arts in St. Louis, MO where she oversees COCA Presents and the COCA Pre-Professional training program for emerging theatre artists. Jennifer recently joined COCA’s team from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis where she served as Director of Education/Associate Artistic Director. Under Jennifer’s leadership, the Festival was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Missouri Arts Council, and FOCUS St. Louis, as well as St. Louis Theatre Circle nominations and awards, including best new play and scenic design. In 2018, as lead producer for the launch of the Festival’s new works series, her producing work received four St. Louis Theatre circle awards with the regional premiere of Into the Breeches! by George Brant including Best Production. Before relocating to St. Louis, Jennifer worked with Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage Theatre and MCC Theater. She is a graduate of University of Pennyslvania’s Executive Program in Arts and Cultural Strategy, holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, and is a recipient of the Actor’s Fund Scholarship for the Marymount Manhattan College Arts Ed Program. She is a proud member of AEA and a RAC CAT Fellow.