Jennifer Le Blanc

Jennifer Le Blanc

Jennifer Le Blanc adapted Jane Austen's Persuasion which received its world-premiere at San Jose Stage Company. She adapted Defoe's Moll Flanders which received its world-premiere at Pacific Repertory Theatre. She wrote We Made Bread, a one-woman show adapted from interviews, for the Perspective Theatre Company (formerly Arabian Shakespeare Festival). Jennifer is a member of Playground SF's...
Jennifer Le Blanc adapted Jane Austen's Persuasion which received its world-premiere at San Jose Stage Company. She adapted Defoe's Moll Flanders which received its world-premiere at Pacific Repertory Theatre. She wrote We Made Bread, a one-woman show adapted from interviews, for the Perspective Theatre Company (formerly Arabian Shakespeare Festival). Jennifer is a member of Playground SF's Writers Pool and a frequent contributor of short plays to Shotz in San Francisco. Jennifer received her BA in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley and her MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory. Jennifer is an associate artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and SPARC (formerly the Livermore Shakespeare Festival).

Plays

  • Jane Austen's Persuasion
    Persuasion is based on Jane Austen's novel, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Le Blanc. Anne Elliot was persuaded to end her engagement to Captain Wentworth for reasons of wealth and snobbery. After many years he has returned. Anne loves him as much as ever, but has he forgiven her, is it too late for a second chance? Austen's wit, wisdom, satire, humor, and passion come to life in this funny and romantic adaptation.
  • Moll Flanders
    Moll Flanders, adapted from the bawdy novel by Daniel Defoe, is a rollicking comedy about a seventeenth century woman in England and the twists and turns her eventful life takes. A ribald tale of crime, repentance, love, and trying to pay the rent. Full of music, marriages, mishaps, adventures, misadventures, and humor.
  • Winter's Passage
    Winter’s Passage is a companion piece to Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale. Winter’s Passage imagines a history before Shakespeare’s story began in which Hermione, Paulina, and Emilia studied science and magic together. The play shows the characters’ changing relationships, philosophies, heartbreaks, and reconciliations. Winter’s Passage explores a version of what might be happening before and between Shakespeare’...
    Winter’s Passage is a companion piece to Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale. Winter’s Passage imagines a history before Shakespeare’s story began in which Hermione, Paulina, and Emilia studied science and magic together. The play shows the characters’ changing relationships, philosophies, heartbreaks, and reconciliations. Winter’s Passage explores a version of what might be happening before and between Shakespeare’s scenes. Why does Leontes behave the way he does? Did Hermione die? What’s going on in the 16 years that Time skips? What is the nature of love, friendship, forgiveness, knowledge, and hope? What happens after death, in the undiscovered country- and what if some travelers could return?
  • Seasonal Sweets
    A year in the life of a perfectly imperfect family- with dream ballets.
  • Holiday Happenings
    A winter holiday show set in a college town that explores how we're all interconnected, even if we don't know it. And that which binds us is family. Sometimes it's the family you're born into and sometimes it's the family you choose. And sometimes there's carp involved.
    Designed for college/university production. Irreverent, touching, and sometimes quite silly. Adult language.
  • An Early Summer's Daydream
    A modern language prequel to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Theseus is at war with Hippolyta. Helena is dating Demetrius, Hermia is interested in botany, and Lysander is fascinated by entomology. Oberon is jealous of Titania's friendship with a pregnant mortal. Puck is getting into trouble. And Quince is holding auditions for their new play. This very silly play was written for 6th-8th grade actors.
  • Logic Court
    The Three Little Pigs take The Wolf to Logic Court to sue for damage to their homes. In the trial one gains points for logical arguments and lose points for the use of logical fallacies. Justice and logic prevail.