Jenny Lavery is a director, producer, educator and performer who champions new works. She is the founding producing artistic director of Austin's Theatre en Bloc. Lavery holds a B.F.A. from New York University, an M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts and an Executive Strategy for Non-Profit Management Certification from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Associate Member and a second-year M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in directing. Credits with UT Austin include Red Bike (director), Am I Busy Yet (director) and UTNT (UT New Theatre), 2022 (student producer).