Jenna Harris

Jenna Harris is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts theatre conservatory program in New York City, and is an actor, writer/creator, arts educator and dancer. She is also the Artistic Director of Discord and Din Theatre, and a founding member of [elephants] collective. As an actor, Jenna has worked in both the United States and Canada.

As a writer, Jenna has written everything from radio shows to animated shorts, webseries to feature films, site-specific work to full-length plays, and is the Editor-in-Chief of City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists. Jenna's play Mine was part of the 2015 Next Stage Theatre Festival.

Jenna has been a member of the 2015-16 Tarragon Playwright’s Unit, Studio 180 Theatre’s inaugural IN DEVELOPMENT program (2015), and the Thousand Islands Playwright’s Unit (2016). Jenna is also currently a Playwright in Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (OAC), and a member of their 2016/17 Artist Residency program.

Jenna’s arts education and teaching background includes teaching dance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Tech and the 92nd Street Y in New York, and acting, as well as playwriting here in Toronto, at numerous theatre and public schools, and youth collectives. She has also been a guest artist (dramaturg) at Cardinal Cardinal Academy for the Arts.

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