Jenny Marlowe

Jenny Marlowe is an actor, playwright, educator, and community activist. She is an outspoken advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts with a particular focus on issues of visibility and representation for Indigenous people in media and popular culture. Jenny has performed at theaters all over the country, including ArtsEmerson, Perseverance Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Cornerstone Theater Company, A Noise Within, the La Jolla Playhouse, and Native Voices at the Autry, where she is a member of the resident ensemble. Recent television appearances include ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Variedades on Olvera Street’ for KCET. Her own plays have been workshopped and showcased by Centre Stage South Carolina, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, and the Southwark Playhouse London. But she is best 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 views, the videos have been featured in multiple national and international media outlets and are currently included in college curricula at universities all over the U.S. and Canada. In addition to her acting and writing work, Jenny is also Artistic Associate with cultural consulting firm Indigenous Direction. She is a 2018-2020 member of Arts for LA's Program Advisory Committee, of Actors' Equity Association's National EEO Committee, of SAG-AFTRA’s L.A. Local EEO Committee, and of Cornerstone Theater Company’s Community Council. She is also an emeritus member of Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles' Leadership Council, a 2018 Arts for LA Delegate, and a graduate of artEquity’s Facilitator Training program. Jenny is an alum of Princeton University, Kings College London, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she earned a double Master’s degree in Text & Performance Studies and a professional certificate in Shakespeare. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she currently resides in Los Angeles. Jenny is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and British Equity and is represented by Stein Entertainment. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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

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.