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Theatre22 Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist

Jennifer is excited to announce she has accepted the positions of Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist with the award winning theatre company, Theatre22

From Corey McDaniel, Producing Artistic Director:

It is my pleasure and honor to officially announce Jennifer Ewing as Theatre22’s Associate Producer and Resident Scenic Artist. Jennifer and I have worked closely together on several projects not only with Theatre22 but also with other companies in the region.  For Theatre22, Jennifer has been seen on our stages in our world premiere musical, The Hours of Life staged in 2014.  Additionally, Jennifer’s artistry as a skilled and expressive painter has been seen as part of  the Lisbon Traviata set (the four Maria Calais faces) in 2014 and Annapurna’s set (the magnificent Colorado mountain sky line) in 2016.  Outside of Theatre22, Jennifer and I have collaborated in the actor ~ director partnership in Mount Baker Theater’s The Nerd and Island Shakespeare Festival’s Julius Caesar both in 2016.  With open arms and deep gratitude, I welcome Jennifer along with her talents and skills to her resident positions with Theatre22. 

Theatre22 is a forum where audiences and artists alike experience awareness, understanding, and healing of the human condition through the performing arts. 

For more about Theatre22 and their productions, visit www.theatre22.org

The Fern Shakespeare Company

Jennifer is pleased to announce she has been invited to join the 2017 Acting Company of The Fern Shakespeare Company. 

As a member of The Fern, she will be performing with the rest of the company in the upcoming production of Macbeth opening in Seattle, WA in May 2017. Stay tuned for more show details!  

A bit about The Fern from their website:  

The mission of The Fern Shakespeare Company is to promote cultural diversity and to strengthen and serve our community through performance and education.
Using original practice and direct address techniques as our guide, Fern Shakespeare Company (FSC) “breaks down the walls” that stand between the audience and the words of William Shakespeare.  
FSC produces work that connects audience to actor, actor to text, and community to art. We extend this vision to all that we do; serving our community and changing lives through the beauty of Shakespeare.
The Fern Theatre Company was founded in Atlanta, GA by two actors; Jessica Hunt and Douglas Graham.  We began producing modern and new plays, and in 2012 produced our very first Shakespeare play. The Fern produced an all female production of Macbeth. This led to the development of our Classically female series. Since 2012 we have produced three more all female Shakespeare plays; Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. In the summer of 2016 the decision was made to move the company to Seattle, WA and turn our focus specifically towards producing Shakespeare. Thus, The Fern Shakespeare Company was born!

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Workshop & Info Night

I'm excited to report I'll be speaking on the alumni panel for the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (AADA) Workshop and Info Night this Saturday in Seattle, WA! If you are interested in theatre and becoming an actor I encourage you to attend the workshop (run by Mark Knowles, AADA LA Faculty and a former teacher of mine) and join us to learn more about the school and its programs.

AADA was an integral part of my education in the performing arts and in the development of my acting technique and work ethic. It's definitely worth exploring.

The evening is open to prospective students as well as parents and educators. I hope to see you there!

You can learn more about AADA on their website: https://www.aada.edu/

Island Shakespeare Festival 2016

Thank you to all who made the 2016 season at Island Shakespeare Festival a success! The summer is over, and we had an amazing three months working and playing together.  

 A SOLD OUT performance of  Jane Eyre . Photo courtesy Rose Woods.

A SOLD OUT performance of Jane Eyre. Photo courtesy Rose Woods.

The audiences seemed to have a great time, too: 


"I was treated to one of the best acted & well produced plays I have ever been privileged to watch. I was simply transported..."
 
"We just returned from a spectacular evening of Jane Eyre. I cannot even put into words how incredible it was. The cast was world class, better than most I have seen on Broadway. I could not have imagined that a such magnificent performance could be experienced on our little island."
 
"Magnificent performances in As You Like It on August 5. Lovely setting, too. Would definitely see more plays if I'd been on the island for longer."
 
"Amazing job. I took my bros to see 'Julius Caesar' tonight and we all enjoyed it so much. Great performance."

Julius Caesar
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Corey D. McDaniel

Production photos courtesy of Michael Stadler.

As You Like It
Writted by William Shakespeare
Directed by Susannah Rose Woods

Jane Eyre
Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Adapted and Directed by Julie Beckman

Island Shakespeare Festival

 ISF's outdoor stage setting. © Susannah Woods

ISF's outdoor stage setting.
© Susannah Woods

Jennifer is thrilled to be performing this summer as a 2016 Company Member of Island Shakespeare Festival!

This year's main stage plays are: 

As You Like It directed by Susannah Rose Woods

Julius Caesar directed by Corey D. McDaniel

Jane Eyre adapted and directed by Julie Beckman
 

Some of Jennifer's roles include Audrey in As You Like It, Portia in Julius Caesar, and Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre

All shows are performed in repertory July 8th through September 11th, 2016. 

Located in beautiful Langley on Whidbey Island, WA. 

From ISF's Company Statement: 

Island Shakespeare Festival believes that art should be for everyone regardless of the ability to pay. In the age-old tradition of free Shakespeare, such gatherings of audience and artists add immeasurably to the quality of life in the community, bringing the classical texts alive with passionate performances, live music, innovative staging, and choreography. The classics remain classic because they express the humanity that exists across boarders and generations. They are part of civilization.

For more information about the company and 2016 season please go to Island Shakespeare Festival's website.