Jennifer MacMillan, originally from the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and now residing in South Philadelphia, is a 2006 graduate of the University of the Arts and holds a BFA degree with highest honors in Acting. During her time at the University of the Arts, she was the recipient of the prestigious Gary J. Wheeler Scholarship, the Academic Achievement Award and the President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University.
Jennifer is a working actor, director, producer and theater educator, and currently serves as the Audience Services Coordinator and Office Manager at the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. She teaches undergraduate Acting classes and has been teaching improv, business of theater and audition techniques for the UArts Saturday and Pre-College Institutes since 2005. Jennifer also teaches master classes at several local high schools and is a private acting coach for teenagers and adults.
She is a founding member of premier Philadelphia long-form improv company Tongue & Groove, and has performed all over the country at various improv festivals, for University classes, as a special guest on WHYY’s Radio Times, and most recently at the Kimmel Center as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Jennifer is also a founding company member, associate director and reoccurring character with the Hear Again Radio Project. This past winter Jennifer developed her first theatrical storytelling piece, Overexposed, for a sold-out run with Quince Productions, and was selected to perform at the nationally acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2012. Jennifer is a member of the board of directors of Plays and Players Theater Company, a historic 100-year-old theater in the heart of Philadelphia, and will lead the theater in a 2.7 million dollar capital campaign over the next several years.
Currently represented by Nancy MacMahon at FAME, Jennifer’s recent film/TV credits include a Willis Honda commercial as Anderson, and independent films 80% and Jenny with local film company SweetBread Studios. Recent acting credits include House of Blue Leaves with Isis Productions, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found with Luna Theater Co., Loved Ones with Philadelphia Theater Workshop, The Witch of Edmonton with REV Theater Co., The Miser with Lansdale Theater Works, The Hear Again Radio Project and Curveball with Plays and Players Theater Company. Jenn’s recent directorial credits include Superheroes who Are Super-She Hulk for Saves the Day Productions, The Melting of Kim Banks for Parallax Theater Company, Ballad Boys for Aspire Arts, The Importance of Being Earnest and Naked Will for the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival. A.D credits include Man from Nebraska for People’s Light and Theater Company under the direction of Ken Marini, which garnered a Barrymore nomination for Best Play.
Next up, Jennifer will be appearing in Jackie Goldfinger’s premiere of RawStich in the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival under the direction of David O’Conner and will make her debut with Barrymore-winning InterAct Theater Company in The Exit Interview under the direction of InterAct’s founder and artistic director Seth Rozin.