Interview with Jen Wineman
When Jen Wineman was in the first or second grade she played a game in her head. In it she pretended that other people were watching her and she would perform as though a camera was filming her actions. To this end she observed others and copied movements and behaviors that she thought would look good on film. This was undoubtedly great training for a young woman who would become a theater director! So although one of her first loves was gymnastics – she planned to compete in the Olympics – and she also toyed with the idea of becoming a paleontologist or a micro biologist, theater won out. Listen to Jen tell her story and talk about the unique version of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream which she is directing for the FSU Conservatory for Actor Training, and listen to one of the surprising songs they are using in this production.