Jennifer Pennington

Assistant Professor (Term) of Acting


Jennifer Pennington is an Assistant Professor of Acting(term) in the Department of Theatre Arts. She holds an MFA from the University of Tennessee’s International Actor Training Academy and a BFA from the University of Michigan. 

Jen has worked as an actor, director and educator with companies all over the country including: Actor’s Theatre 

of Louisville, South Coast Repertory Theatre, P.S.Arts, EastLA Classic Theatre, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Michigan Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, The Clarence Brown Theatre, Arizona Shakespeare Festival as well as several theatre 

companies in the Los Angeles area. Recently, she travelled to Scotland to study Voice/Speech at the Linklater Voice Centre. She just finished her 5th season on stage with The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and 8 years teaching aspiring youth actors at The Commonwealth 

Theatre Center where she was the Staff Sponsor for the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Awareness Society.  Jen 

has served on the board for PAL Coalition (Federal Drug Free Communities Support Grant) and is a member 

of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association. Pennington’s passion is to encourage connection, communication and inclusion through art.