Jennifer Le Blanc is an actress and playwright working in California and New York.
Jennifer is currently playing Desdemona at the Arabian Shakespeare Festival in their upcoming production of Othello! She has also recently played 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. 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.