Jennifer Hovey (CEO / Artistic Director) Is the Founder of Sapphire Theatre Company and has Directed and Produced productions since its inception in 2015. She most recently Directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Lyceum Theatre) She has also produced and directed STC’s productions of Little Shop of Horrors (Tenth Avenue Arts Center), and Next to Normal (California Center for the Arts Escondido), as well as the Cabaret Summer Series: The Cast Party, All That Jazz (The Geoffrey Off Broadway), The New Broadway (Moxie Theatre), Producer for “Home” A Musical Performance (Diversionary Theatre). She will be Producing STC’s upcoming musical Into The Woods (Tenth Avenue Arts Center). Originally from San Diego she has been in the industry as Actor, Producer, and Director. She has attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles CA) and is an alumnus of the University of the Arts- BFA Musical Theatre (Philadelphia PA) Having lived and worked in New York City, Portland, and Philadelphia, she has returned to her hometown of San Diego to open Sapphire Theatre Company, a non-profit regional theatre company to bring professional Broadway quality musical theatre of unique proportions to San Diego stage. Regional acting credits include: Peter Pan (Peter), Fiorello! (Marie), Big River (Mary-Jane), The Sound of Music (Maria), Bye Bye Birdie (Rosie), Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma-Sarah), as well as Co-Directing and starring in Ruthless! As Judy Denmark/Ginger Delmarco which is the production that ignited her passion for Directing. She would like to thank her Family, as well as the San Diego arts community for their endless time and support they have generously put forth into making STC a fast-growing success story.
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. -Oscar Wilde
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