Jill is a theatre director, connector, and educator. She began her career in NYC, working for esteemed Off-Broadway companies Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, and Peculiar Works Project. Jill has served as the Associate Artistic Director at Simpatico Theatre, the Festival Director for Philadelphia Theatre Company’s PTC@PLAY, and presently, the Founder & Executive Director of Directors Gathering (DG), a membership organization that develops and elevates regional theatre directors.
Select directing credits include: the world premiere of Alessandra Most’s Private Policy, a circus in two acts (Columbia Stages), the Philadelphia premieres of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise and Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Simpatico), Craig Lucas’ Reckless (Theatre Outlet), Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Villanova Theatre), and upcoming, Jacqueline Goldfinger's Babel (Passage Theatre).
A Rad Girl Award "Connector of the Year" nominee, Jill serves as a national voice in elevating regional theatre directors as visionaries. Since 2016, Jill has collaborated with fellow director-centric programmers and leaders at the Stage Directors + Choreographers Society, the theatrical union for directors, The Drama League, and many other director-centric programs to connect and mutually grow our interest in serving theatre directors and their significant impact on arts and culture. Jill is also a Steering Committee member of PAAL, a national initiative for parent-theatre artist advocacy, and an Artistic Advisor for Juniper Productions, the only independent creative producing agency in Philadelphia.
Jill holds a MFA in Directing from Temple University and a BA in Theatre from Lehigh University. As a professor, Jill has taught directing and new work at Swarthmore College, Arcadia University, Temple University, and Villanova University. Jill is a member of Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab and an associate member of SDC.