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Originally from Alberta, Jenn is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples.
As a playwright, Jenn was awarded the Sydney Risk award in 1999 for best emerging playwright with her first play “Drinking with Persephone”. She is a former Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre where she created a multi-disciplinary play: “The Long Call.” In 2017, Jenn received an Arts Club Silver Commission for a new comedy entitled “House and Home.” “House and Home,” premiered at The Firehall Arts Centre in January 2020. As an actor, Jenn recently performed the role of Elizabeth Stockman in “The Enemy” at The Firehall Arts Centre and was part of the ensemble cast in theatre Conspiracy’s “Victim Impact,” at The Cultch. Most recently, Jenn played the role of “Vi,” in Western Gold’s critically acclaimed production of Caryl Churchill’s “Escaped Alone.” Jenn has been honoured with several Jessie Richardson Theatre awards and nominations for writing and performing. She has also worked regularly in film and television and was nominated for a Leo Award as “Maeve,” in Marshall Axani’s feature, “The Cannon.”
In addition to acting and writing, Jenn has been the regular comic commentator for modern dance at “BLOOM,” Mascall Dance, since 2014.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Originally from Alberta, Jenn is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples.
As a playwright, Jenn was awarded the Sydney Risk award in 1999 for best emerging playwright with her first play “Drinking with Persephone”. She is a former Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre where she created a multi-disciplinary play: “The Long Call.” In 2017, Jenn received an Arts Club Silver Commission for a new comedy entitled “House and Home.” “House and Home,” premiered at The Firehall Arts Centre in January 2020. As an actor, Jenn recently performed the role of Elizabeth Stockman in “The Enemy” at The Firehall Arts Centre and was part of the ensemble cast in theatre Conspiracy’s “Victim Impact,” at The Cultch. Most recently, Jenn played the role of “Vi,” in Western Gold’s critically acclaimed production of Caryl Churchill’s “Escaped Alone.” Jenn has been honoured with several Jessie Richardson Theatre awards and nominations for writing and performing. She has also worked regularly in film and television and was nominated for a Leo Award as “Maeve,” in Marshall Axani’s feature, “The Cannon.”
In addition to acting and writing, Jenn has been the regular comic commentator for modern dance at “BLOOM,” Mascall Dance, since 2014.