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Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
Worked at Fresh Arts
Attended Dulles High School
Lives in Houston, TX
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Occupation
Fundraising, Communications, and Management Professional + Arts Advocate
Employment
  • Fresh Arts
    Executive Director, 2012 - 2015
  • Spacetaker
    Executive Director, 2008 - 2012
  • Theatre Under The Stars
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Currently
Houston, TX
Previously
Sugar Land!
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“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.” -Tom Robbins
Introduction
Jenni Rebecca Stephenson has been a student of dance and theatre, as well as vocal and instrumental music. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Houston, Jenni Rebecca received her bachelors of music from the Moores School of Music, where she was a frequent soloist with the Moores Concert Chorale and performed multiple musical theatre/opera roles with the Moores Opera Center. Jenni Rebecca later received her Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at UH, where she directed for the Stuart Ostrow Musical Theatre Collaboration and the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop, as well as three full-length operas at the Moores Opera Center. 

In 2006, Jenni Rebecca Nova Arts Project, a nonprofit theater company dedicated to recreating classics and producing new plays. She and her Nova collaborators won one of the first Houston MasterMind Awards in 2009. 

Jenni Rebecca began her career as an arts administrator in fund development for Theatre Under The Stars. She became Managing Director of Spacetaker (a nonprofit arts service organization) in 2008 and was named Executive Director in 2010. In 2012, she navigated a successful merger between Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition to create a newly energized organization: Fresh Arts. In her time with Fresh Arts, the organization's annual budget doubled, contributed revenues tripled, and the organization's audience and footprint expanded exponentially. She designed the majority of Fresh Arts' programming-- including professional development workshops and fiscal sponsorship services. Responsible for overseeing the organization's marketing efforts, she helped develop strategies for audience development and enhanced engagement, as well as led social media campaigns and public relations efforts. 

Always an outspoken advocate for the arts, Jenni Rebecca was a featured blogger with the Houston Chronicle for years and was recently a mayorally appointed member of the advisory committee for the City of Houston's Cultural Plan. She is a proud member of the University of Houston's Honors College board, Legacy Community Health's community council, and the programming committee for Discovery Green. 
Bragging rights
I am owned by two large dogs. They let me out occasionally.
Education
  • Dulles High School
  • University of Houston
  • Moores School of Music
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Female