ABOUT

ABOUT JEN

Creative and curious, Australian-born Jen's dedication to everything in the arts makes her an extremely passionate and generous performer. After departing Box Hill TAFE in 2011 with a Bachelor in Applied Music (Music Theatre), she began to create and produce her own work. Her career beginnings as the loveably awkward "N3rd.Girl" in the cabarets N3rd.Girl Vs. The Zombie Apocalypse and N3rd.Girl Vs. The Zombie Apocalype: Halloween Edition!  were met with commerical and critical success. She then starred in a sequence of short films (currently in post-production), all of which she either wrote, directed, produced, or starred in.

In 2014, Jen left Melbourne for London to further her skills and training at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She wrote her dissertation on video game voice acting (the first person to examine it in a pedagogical context) and was awarded with not only first class Honours and Distinction for her dissertation, but also her degree. Jen hopes to one day continue her research at PhD level.

On the music side, Jen is a classical and Estill-trained soprano with a significant range. She thoroughly enjoys harmony and ensemble singing, having been ear-trained as a child. She also specialises in contemporary ballads, arranging, and of course, cabaret singing.

Now graduated, Jen continues her short film work as the Co-Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Streetlights, People! Productions, with her Co-Artistic Director and partner in crime, Nora Perone.  Jen is currently directing Streetlights' transfer of Adam Gwon's musical Ordinary Days for the fourth time. As winners of the Kensington Eddies Award 2017, Ordinary Days will be at the Drayton Arms Theatre from Nov 21-Dec 9 (previously at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, the London Theatre Workshop, and C Royale at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Jen also portrayed the role of manipulative and cunning Francine in the UK Premiere of It's Only Murder, and has lent her voice to the role of Young Clio in the narrative tablet game Keyframe.