Jennifer McKinley writes, produces, performs and organizes. She is a graduate of University of Toronto (Hon. B.A., History and English) and Humber College (Comedy: Writing and Performance) and she completed the Second City Training Centre’s Improvisation Conservatory.
Jennifer was one of the artistic directors of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival (2014-2017) and is a lead coordinator with the Feminist Art Conference. She has performed at clown, sketch comedy and storytelling events throughout Toronto and beyond. Production credits include The Underpants (Alumnae Theatre), The List (No Exit Theatre Company), and Jacqueries, Part 1 (Jacob Niedzwiecki/SummerWorks), recipient of the Buddies In Bad Times Vanguard Award For Risk And Innovation.
Jennifer wrote, produced and performed her solo show, Operation SUNshine, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival and will be remounted at Storefront Theatre’s Feminist Fuck It Festival in Spring 2018. Her creative work incorporates elements of humour, poetry, memoir, and metaphor as a way to access and illuminate the hard truths of society and the self.