Lindsay A. Jenkins (she/ her) aka L.J. aka Thee Dramaturg is a dramaturg and educator based in Los Angeles by way of Dallas, Texas. Her area of specialty is Black Performance Heritage, connecting past performances to contemporary experiences. L.J. loves supporting the development of new work, most recently in residence at the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Other dramaturgical work includes The First Deep Breath at Geffen Playhouse and Twilight Los Angeles, 1992 at the Mark Taper Forum.
L.J. has taught yoga for 10 years and is currently theorizing on how to bring embodied practices to the field of dramaturgy. She’s the proud founder of Maroon Arts and Culture, an organization committed to the development of Black performance.