Department of Theatre

Full-Time Faculty


Jodi Jinks

Assistant Professor of Acting
Mary Lou Lemon Endowed Professorship for Underrepresented Voices

Jodi Jinks is an Assistant Professor of Acting at Oklahoma State University. Her extensive acting credits include Blood Brothers on Broadway, the national tour of Titanic, the recreation of Dionysus in 1969 with Richard Schechner at New York Live Arts and Fashion with the New York Actors Company Theatre, as well as numerous regional theatre productions. Television and film credits include Nothing to Lose, Holy Hell, and recently voice-overs for D.C. On-Line Universe. Jodi is a member of The Rude Mechs Ensemble Theatre Company in Austin, Texas, and co-directs Grrl Action each summer, its well-established outreach program. Jodi has taught at Texas A &M University, Texas State University and Austin Community College. She founded ArtsAloud as an outreach of the Rude Mechs in 2007 where she facilitated devised work with incarcerated women, women in battered and abused women's shelters and rehab centers. She also led the Strength Through Study program at the Dell Valle Jail. Jodi contributed the chapter entitled "The Buckle on the Bible Belt" in the book, Performing New Lives, by Jonathan Shailor. In the spring of 2013, Jodi devised a new multimedia performance entitled Oklahoma Voices at OSU and currently devises theatre with the men of the John Lilley Correctional Center with the newly founded ArtsAloud-OSU. Jodi has been a member of Actors Equity Association for 20 years.

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