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Who we are: Board Members

Jennifer Devere Brody

Originally from Princeton, NJ, Professor Jennifer DeVere Brody has taught and written about race, sexuality and the arts for more that twenty years. She is the Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University where she also Chaired the Department of Theater and Performance Studies.  Her work has been recognized by the Ford and Mellon Foundations, the Monette/Horwitz Trust for Independent Research Against Homophobia and the Theater Society of Great Britain among others.  Locally, she has contributed to Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, Frameline Film Festival, Horizons Foundation, The Transgender Law Center and the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Center. Jennifer majored in Victorian Studies at Vassar College and completed a Ph.D. in English from Univ. of Pennsylvania

I love Crowded Fire Theater because I am committed to fostering new and contemporary plays and playwrights as well as to serving audiences who wish to experience such work.  CFT has among the most daring and diverse theater in the Bay—every show is thought-provoking and worthwhile!

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