She received her B.A. in English and Theatre from the University of TN, and her M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from LSU. She has been acting and directing professionally for 19 years. Recent directing credits include Theatre Baton Rouge’s Disney’s Newsies, Silent Sky, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Starcatcher, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Spamalot, The Miracle Worker, and Spring Awakening. Regional acting credits include Theatre Baton Rouge’s A Few Good Men (Jo) and The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor); Swine Palace’s SPILL, All the King’s Men (Sadie), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), August: Osage County (Karen), King Lear (Regan); and the TN Stage Company’s Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Twelfth Night (Viola), and Hamlet (Hamlet). Film and Television credits include American Horror Story: Coven, NCIS: New Orleans, The First, Keanu, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Jenny is on the Board of Dream Teachers, is a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, and was a member of the 2017 Business Report’s Forty under 40 class.
He moved to Baton Rouge from Knoxville, TN in 2010. In Knoxville, Kenneth was a Company Member and Scenic Designer for The Actor’s Co-Op as well as serving as Scenic Designer and Technical Director for The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville. His last scenic design in Knoxville was published in the Samul French world premiere play Curiosity Cat written by award winning author Chris Grabenstein. While in Louisiana, Kenneth has designed shows for The Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Swine Palace, Southern University and Theatre Baton Rouge. This marks his sixth season as Theatre Baton Rouge’s Technical Director and Resident Scenic Designer. This 2019-2020 season he will add Resident Lighting Designer to his list of responsibilities for the theatre. Recent notable scenic designs include: Disney’s Newsies, The Crucible, Mama Mia!, The Explorer’s Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, To Kill A Mockingbird, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Few Good Men, Young Frankenstein, Evangeline: The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, Next to Normal, Other People’s Money, Company, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Disney’s Mary Poppins, City of Angels, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Avenue Q, The Woman in Black, A Christmas Carol and The Woman.
She worked for almost two decades in the corporate world working for the Marriott chain as a front desk manager, Bookkeeper, Accounts Receivable/Payable manager, sales manager, and assistant general manager before she decided that she wanted to do something more meaningful with her life and decided to apply to work at Theatre Baton Rouge. She loves the arts and truly takes pride in the belief that working for the theatre is something which will help ensure that future generations get to experience theatre and is a job that is worth more than just a paycheck.
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