Jennifer Le Blanc is an actor, director, playwright/adaptor, and teaching artist.
Jennifer recently played Oberon/Snug/Philostrate in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Arabian Shakespeare Festival and Thaisa/Bawd in Pericles and Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love at Pacific Rep. Last summer she studied at the Prague Shakespeare Company’s Summer Shakespeare Intensive, and had the opportunity to perform as the Second Witch in their Macbeth (directed by Guy Roberts) and Bolingbroke in their Richard II (directed by Lisa Wolpe). She performed the roles of Alice and Susannah in Lauren Gunderson’s world premiere, Book of Will at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Last summer, Jennifer directed a reading of Mary Ann Rodger’s play (The Miracle of) Concepcion with Symmetry Theatre in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
In 2015, Jennifer’s staged adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders premiered with sold-out audiences at Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA directed by Kenneth Kelleher. Moll Flanders has since been produced by the Ross Valley Players. Another adaptation 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 is very grateful for the 2013 award winning World Premiere production of her stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion at San Jose Stage Company also directed by Kenneth Kelleher, and subsequent stagings at Acacia Theatre Company, The Ross Valley Players, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and school productions. Receive updates about her plays on Facebook: Persuasion Stage Play & Moll Flanders Stage Play. You can also follow Persuasion Play on Twitter. Jennifer’s plays are available to read at the New Play Exchange.
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).
Jennifer received her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado. Jennifer is an Associate Artist with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival and the Perspective Theatre Company (formerly Arabian Shakespeare Festival).