Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell
Playwright & Performance Artist
Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell is a theatre and performance artist and co-founder of PEP, an all-female physical theater collective. This spring she created a performance installation called "Move Along, Nothing to See Here" based on the controversial Charlottesville statues for UVA's Art in Odd Places festival. She also directed her play-opera Drugsong, a commission from Victory Hall Opera, at Brooks Hall at UVA. She was the 2016 Public Artist at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative where she adapted, directed, and produced her play NO WAKE as an outdoor multimedia performance. From 2014-2015 she toured her mobile meditation gallery, While You Wait, to public locations throughout the city of Charlottesville. In 2008 she founded CLAW (Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers), a feminist performance event that has spread to 25+ cities. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from UVA and an MFA in Playwriting from Hollins University.