Center of Creative Arts Names New Artistic Director of Theatre

COCA-Center of Creative Arts (St. Louis, MO) has announced that Jennifer Wintzer will join its leadership team as Artistic Director of Theatre. In her new role, Wintzer will "provide artistic and educational direction of theatre and voice programming as well as guide partnerships and collaborations with other St. Louis theatre companies and organizations," and oversee the new Berges Theatre, set to be completed in 2020.

 Wintzer has previously worked with the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, as well as spending over a decade in New York City working as an arts administrator and educator with Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage Theatre, MCC Theater and as a resident company member of the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble.

Founded in 1986, COCA is the fourth largest multidisciplinary community arts center in the country, one of only 16 schools in the nation accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS), and a national leader in innovative arts education. With a mission to enrich lives and build community through the arts, COCA serves 50,000 people of all ages and skill levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals—all taught by a faculty of distinguished arts educators. We provide meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres as well as in schools, community centers and corporate settings in order to build a vibrant St. Louis that is creative, connected and inclusive. Visit to learn more.

Published: April 11, 2019