Jennifer Le Blanc is an actress and playwright working in California and New York.

Currently she is in Sacramento, CA performing the role of Emily in Capital Stage‘s production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced.

Additionally, the Livermore Shakespeare Festival is producing Jennifer’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
Persuasion opens July 7th and closes on July 24th, 2016.

Her staged adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders recently closed in Carmel,CA with sold-out audiences at Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA… and another of her adaptations We Made Bread was produced by the Arabian Shakespeare Festival. This work focused on the experiences of Kuwaiti women during the 1990 Iraqi occupation.

Jennifer recently performed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts New Play Summit in Lauren Gunderson’s new work Book of Will. She also played June in Aurora Theatre‘s production of The Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson. and also directed Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in June / July 2015.

Other recent credits include 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 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 who first directed Jane Austen’s Persuasion, at San Jose Stage Company and Moll Flanders at Pacific Repertory Theatre. Persuasion received it’s first reading for Cerimon House in Portland, Oregon as did Moll Flanders. Receive updates about both plays on Facebook: Persuasion Stage Play & Moll Flanders Stage Play. You can also follow Persuasion Play on Twitter.

Jennifer is currently a Teaching Artist with the Livermore 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 Festival and UAEU’s SMART program.

Jennifer received her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado.