Jennifer Le Blanc is an actress and playwright working in California and New York.
Jennifer is currently playing June in Aurora Theatre‘s production of The Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson! She will be directing Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in June / July as well.
Her new staged adaptation, based on Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders,is heading to stage this season at Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA.
(Note: Production is “Rated R for Ribald”!)
She has recently played Desdemona in Arabian Shakespeare Festival‘s Othello, Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and Margaret in Silent Sky, written by Lauren Gunderson, at TheatreWorks in Mountain View. Jennifer is deeply honored to have been interviewed with Lauren Gunderson by Chad Jones in an article named Heart and Mind in American Theatre Magazine (October 2013).
She recently played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Beline in Imaginary Invalid at Pacific Rep in Carmel. After that, she was excited to be in the American Premiere of A Message by Dr. Hussain Al Mussalam (adapted by Dr. Matthew Spangler) with the Arabian Shakespeare Festival.
Jennifer is very grateful for the 2013 award winning World Premiere production of her stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion at San Jose Stage Company and subsequent stagings at Acacia Theatre Company, The Ross Valley Players, and school productions. More upcoming productions are scheduled!
Many thanks are due to production’s director, Kenneth Kelleher, and to San Jose Stage Company’s Artistic Director Randall King, as well as the very talented cast, crew and designers. (The play received it’s first reading for Cerimon House in Portland, Oregon.) More information is also available by liking its page on Facebook: Persuasion Stage Play or following it on Twitter: Persuasion Play.
Jennifer is currently a resident artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and an associate artist with the Arabian Shakespeare Festival.
In 2012, Jennifer traveled to the United Arab Emirates where she taught and performed abbreviated versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor with women at UAE University. The project was a collaboration with the Arabian Shakespeare Company and UAEU’s SMART program.
Jennifer received her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado.