Associate Professor Jennifer Schlueter Devises/Directs New Work at Dennison University

April 12, 2017
Jennifer Schlueter

Associate Professor Jennifer Schlueter is the Vail Artist In Residence at Denison University this year. For them (and with OSU alum Mark Evans Bryan, now Chair of the Department of Theatre at Denison) she devised and directed a new play entitled Ulmus Ohioana: A Denison Archives Project, which runs April 14-22 in their Ace Morgan Theatre. Drawn from the letters of William “Hike” Currin, the first Denison student to die in WWI, and Lily Bell Sefton, one of the first women to earn a PhD in chemistry in the US, Ulmus Ohioana is about teaching and ambition, longing and chemistry, regret and waste. It’s about the brevity of our lives, and about their simultaneous indelibility. With movement direction by Eleni Papaleondaros (BA OSU, 2001) and scenic/projection design by Assistant Professor Brad Steinmetz and Cassie Lentz (MFA Scene Design). More information at