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Jennie Israel

Casting Associate, Actors' Shakespeare Project

Jennie Israel is the Casting Associate at the Actors' Shakespeare Project, where she previously served as Associate Artistic Director. For the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, she has played the roles of the Duchess in the Duchess of Malfi, Helena in All's Well That Ends Well, Goneril in King Lear, Calpurnia/Trebonius/Pindarus in Julius Caesar, Elizabeth in Richard III. Her other local credits include Lady Macbeth for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Tartuffe at New Repertory Theater; Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Huntington Theatre; Living in Exile at the Vineyard Playhouse; Molly Maguire at the Sugan Theatre; Undine's Valediction, Summer, The Scarlet Letter and Macbeth with Shakespeare & Company. Her regional credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Actors' Theatre of Louisville, The Greenwich Street Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, Theatre Building Chicago, Ohio Theatre Soho, Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Chautauqua Theatre Festival. Jennie’s film and television credits include Rudy for TriStar Pictures, Guiding Light, and Coming to Litchfield, an independent film. Most recently Jennie directed Romeo and Juliet for The Hyperion Shakespeare Company at Harvard College. In 1992 Jennie founded Chicago's Eclipse Theatre, still in existence today. Jennie Israel has taught Shakespearean text, voice and acting at Bowdoin College, Boston College, SUNY/Purchase, The Boston Conservatory, Harvard, and is currently on the faculty of Emerson College. She holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.