Jennifer Le Blanc is an actress and playwright working in California and New York. She recently played the role of Roxanne in Lisa Tromovitch’s world premiere of her adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac at Livermore Shakespeare Festival and in Cyrano! at Pacific Repertory Theatre.
Recently she performed the roles of Alice in Lauren Gunderson’s world premiere, Book of Will at the Desnver Center for the Performing Arts, Cordelia / Fool in King Lear & Viola in Twelfth Night at Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA, and the role of Emily in Sacramento at Capital Stage‘s production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced.
In 2015, her staged adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders premiered in Carmel, CA with sold-out audiences at Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA… and 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 recently performed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts New Play Summit in Lauren Gunderson’s new work Book of Will.
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, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, 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.