JENNIFER ROBERTS

Jennifer is an actor, acting teacher, and emerging playwright. She moved to Montreal after high-school to complete her B.F.A Specialization in Theatre & Development at Concordia University. She has since worked with local companies that include Scapegoat Carnivale, Talisman Theatre, The Other Theatre, Geordie Productions, National Theatre School, Seeing Voices Montreal, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, and Imago Theatre, among others. Jennifer has taught acting and theatre skills at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Shift Space, Actor’s Studio Montreal, Montreal Children’s Theatre, Geordie Theatre School, Concordia University, and at community centres in and around Montreal, northern Quebec, and Uganda. She was an actor in Black Theatre Workshop’s 2014-2015 Mentorship Program and was awarded a Montreal English Theatre Award (Best Supporting Actress) for her role as Simon in Chloe’s Choice by Geordie Productions. Jennifer was raised in a Deaf household and is fluent in American Sign Language. She is currently obtaining her diploma in ASL/English Interpretation while also writing two pieces about Deaf culture, exploring what it is to be different, to learn and to be ignorant, social (in)tolerance, and exploring the “other” through means of storytelling.