CoRK NORTH, STUDIO 1B
photo credit: Ingrid Damiani
Jenn's plays and music take her performances and recording projects to France, Spain and Senegal, Africa. As an opening act for Grammy winners the Doobie Brothers, The Rippingtons, and Lisa Lobe she written and released five albums of original music.
Her musical performances and writing workshops have been featured at fine venues and festivals such as: National Parks Services, DASOTA Writer's Festival, Alliance Française, Body & Soul, the Cummer Museum, Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Program, Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North Florida, cultural centers and theatres regionally and internationally. In film/television she performed in and written original music for, the P.B.S. documentary, "In Marjorie's Wake."
Her plays include dramas "Handmaid" and "Artichoke Soup," a series of monologues: "Eva Chase Wood," and musicals "Majigeen" and "La Caroline," which recently traveled to Nantes, France.
Jenn and collaborative partner John E. Citrone, received wrote in residence at the prestigious CAP 21 Musical Theater Conservatory in NYC. Jenn has been awarded grants to include,an Art Ventures grant from the Jacksonville Community Foundation, Division of Cultural Affairs through the Jacksonville Historical Society, and a generous grant from The Maison des Etats Unis, in Nantes,France.
She has studied, written, performed, and taught abroad in Dakar, Senegal at the ACI Baobab Center through a Rotary Ambassadorial grant: at the University of New Orleans summer seminars in Madrid, Spain and throughout France.
She has a B.A. in International Studies and French from the University of North Florida and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans.
Jennifer is been an award-winning professor of Humanities, English and Creative Writing at Florida State College since 2003 and produces page to stage works in progress through her production company aJENNda productions at CoRK Arts District. She was honored in 2015 as the first Artist in Residence at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH).