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Jenny Marlowe (she/her/hers) 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 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. 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 Glue HQ's Scratch Interact Festival for interactive theater, the Henley Rose Competition for new plays by women, the Blue Ink Playwriting Festival, 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 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 creative work, Jenny is also an Artistic Associate with cultural consulting firm Indigenous Direction. Wearing this hat, she has been a speaker and facilitator at the annual conferences of 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. She was a 2018 Arts for LA ArtsDay Delegate and 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 double 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 twelve years in Los Angeles and London.

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.