FACILITIES MANAGER, CLOWN INSTRUCTOR & HEAD OF TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Jenny is a performer, director and an instructor of acting, mime and physical theatre creation at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She has trained at Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in ensemble creation, physical theatre and mime; as well as at the Mime Centrum Berlin in Berlin, Germany, training in Meyerhold’s system of biomechanics. For the last several years, she has continued her training in Clown and Bouffon with John Turner of Canada’s horror clown duo Mump and Smoot at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (MCCP). She works closely with John, assisting him both at Laurentian University as well as at the MCCP. Jenny has travelled extensively to work with both Canadian and international students in several intercultural theatre exchanges, directing and teaching traditional acting technique, mask, mime and clown in various places across Canada, Denmark and Taiwan.
She is also a designer, puppeteer, and a theatre technician having worked on various projects with such groups as the Sudbury Theatre Centre, Encore Theatre Company, Carrefour Francophone, CFOF Sudbury, Sudbury Secondary School, Salon du Livres, Musagetes, Crestfallen Theatre Cabal, and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.
Some of Jenny’s work includes: Directing/Voice 1 – Under Milk Wood (Stolen Ceiling 2009/10); Assistant Director – Down Dangerous Passes Road (Encore 2012); Anna/Lighting Design – Closer (Encore 2012); Dancer/Clown – The Imagination Project (elleQ Dance Factory 2012); Director/Lighting Design – Alphonse (Encore 2013); Producer – Lenin’s Embalmers (Encore 2013); Puppet Design/Builder – Black Dog 4 vs the World (Sudbury Theatre Centre 2013); Wrath/Bouffon Clown Clump – Nowhere Du Nord (Musagetes 2013); Producer/Lighting Design – The Monument (Encore 2013); Remy – Plague (Crestfallen 2014); Director/Set/Lighting Design – Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre (Encore 2015); Director – The Dead Mess Project (Thorneloe 2015); Deadpan Twin, Design – BrokeDownTown (Crestfallen 2016); Chase – The Receiver of Wreck (PTD 2017).