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Jenny Marlowe

Jenny Marlowe (she/her/hers, currently living on Wampanoag land) is an actor, writer, educator, facilitator, and community activist. She is an outspoken advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts with a particular focus on issues of representation for Indigenous people in media and popular culture. Jenny has performed at theaters all over the country, including A Noise Within, ArtsEmerson, Cornerstone Theater Company, Kansas City Rep, the La Jolla Playhouse, Perseverance Theatre, and Native Voices at the Autry. Her own plays have been workshopped and showcased by Centre Stage South Carolina, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, and the Southwark Playhouse London; and have earned accolades from playwrights' festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Blue Ink Playwriting Festival, Glue HQ's Scratch Interact Festival for interactive theater, the Henley Rose Competition for new plays by women, and CalTech's MACH 33 Festival for plays about science. Jenny is also known for a series of viral videos about Native Americans in popular culture that she made in collaboration with BuzzFeed. With more than 25 million collective views, the videos have been featured in numerous national and international media outlets and are currently included in college curricula at universities all over the U.S. and Canada. Jenny is also an Artistic Associate with cultural consulting firm Indigenous Direction, where her areas of expertise include land acknowledgment and language reclamation. She has been a speaker and facilitator for Theatre Communications Group, the Western Arts Alliance, and several other national arts organizations; and collaboratively penned the 2019 U.S. World Theatre Day address for the International Theatre Institute with her colleagues Larissa FastHorse and Ty Defoe. Jenny has served on Actors' Equity Association's National EEO Committee, SAG-AFTRA’s L.A. Local EEO Committee, Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles' Leadership Council, and Cornerstone Theater Company’s Community Council; and she is a graduate of artEquity’s Facilitator Training Program. She is an alum of Princeton University, Kings College London, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she earned a dual Master’s degree in Text & Performance Studies and a professional certificate in Shakespeare; and she was a James S. Copley Foundation Fellow in Print Journalism at USC. Jenny is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and British Equity. She recently moved home to Cape Cod, Massachusetts after almost fifteen years in Los Angeles and London. She is a science nerd, a classicist, a polyglot, a tea drinker, a Bowie fan, and an avid travel photographer; prefers Twizzlers to Red Vines; and currently lives in a house on a hill by the sea with a cat named willie nelson.

Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad
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Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad

Modeling Decolonized Practices/Las Practicas Hacia La Descolonización

31 May 2018

Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.