Jennifer Le Blanc is an actress and playwright working in California and New York.
Additionally, the Livermore Shakespeare Festival has announced its 2016 season will include Jennifer’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
Jennifer recently played June in Aurora Theatre‘s production of The Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson! She also directed Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in June / July 2015.
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 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.
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.