Why be a lazy actor when you can produce your own projects?! I love producing things I can be a part of as an actor, but also things that will just help shape the world and give me a fun creative outlet.
Co-Producing Artistic Director and Literary Manager for Planet Connections 2013 season
Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director in 2012
Actor in Planet Connections show in 2009
During the 2013 season, Jenna co-produced a one night only benefit for Safe Horizon with world premiere one act plays by Neil LaBute, John Patrick Shanley and Winter Miller. As the Literary Manager for the 2013 festivity season, she curated 33 plays and 15 staged readings and managed the Staged Reading Series; assisting playwrights with script development and facilitating audience talkbacks.
WHAT IS PLANET CONNECTIONS
Planet Connections Festivity is New York’s premiere eco-friendly and socially-conscious arts festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances, the Festivity seeks to inspire artists and audiences, both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere. At the heart of the Festivity are like-minded individuals creating theatre, film, music and art, all while supporting organizations that give back to the community at large.
Co-Producer of Piggy Nation The Musical
Piggy Nation ran off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center from Sept?! 2012 - May 2013
Jenna worked closely with the creative team on casting and show development.
She assisted general managing the production; managing payroll, front of house staff, merchandize and marketing.
ABOUT PIGGY NATION
Piggy Nation is a funny, fast moving hour long musical full of lessons in avoiding “piggy” behavior. Follow piglet Sammy Hamhock as he goes to work with his dad on Piggy Patrol, handing out tickets for rude behavior and discover along with Sammy that everyone’s a little piggy sometimes, even his dad!
Piggy Nation the Musical, nominated for Best Family Show by the Off-Broadway Alliance
"A talented ensemble, romance and a creative score!" -New York Times
"Little ones giggle, parents will be amused!" –New York Times
"Get 'Piggy' with it at this heartwarming show for kids" -NYpost
"…it gets its important message across in fun and lively fashion, and if it makes your tykes think twice before
engaging in piggy behavioryou’ll be glad you took them." –NYpost
Piggy Nation The Musical!
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
Planet Connections evening of One-Acts to benefit Safe Horizon, 2013 Jenna (then, Co-Artistic Director of Planet Connections) with Planet Connections' Producing Artistic Director Glory Kadigan and actresses Celia Keenan-Bolger and Kathleen O'Neill, after PCTF's world-premiere of "Over The River and Through The Woods" by Neil LaBute
Jenna with David Diamond, LaMama & playwright Marco Calvani at Planet Connections evening of world premiere One-Acts to benefit Safe Horizon.
Producing Artistic Directors of Girl Be Heard, Jessica Greer Morris and Ashley Marinaccio
Jenna with some of the insanely talented ladies from Girl Be Heard.
Hank and Sammy Hamhock
Jenna doing a book reading to young kids at Apple Seeds to help promote the show.
Rudella Leopard and Fanny Flamingo
Commercial Theatre Institute
Jenna is a graduate of The Commercial Theatre Institute's acclaimed 16-week program, Special Topics in Producing and Management.