Jennie Israel (Showcase Director) is a founding member of The Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) where she was the associate artistic director from 2004-2009. Roles there include Queen Margaret in Henry VI, part II, Emilia in Othello, the title role in Medea, Jaques in As You Like It, the title role in The Duchess of Malfi, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Constance in King John, Helena in All's Well That Ends Well, Goneril in King Lear, Calpurnia/Trebonius/Pindarus in Julius Caesar, Elizabeth in Richard III. Other local credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Phoebe in As You Like It for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Boston Marriage, Tartuffe, and Dollhouse at New Repertory Theater; Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Huntington Theatre; Table Manners and Living Together at Gloucester Stage; Living in Exile and The Heidi Chronicles at the Vineyard Playhouse; Molly Maguire at the Sugan Theatre; Undine's Valediction, Summer, The Scarlet Letter, and Macbeth with Shakespeare & Company. Regional credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Lincoln Center Theatre, Theatre Building Chicago, The Greenwich Street Theatre, Ohio Theatre Soho, Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Chautauqua Theatre Festival. Film and television credits include Rudy for TriStar Pictures, Guiding Light, and Coming to Litchfield, an independent film. Most recently, Jennie directed Twelfth Night or What You Will for the Commonwealth Shakespeare’s 2015 apprentice company. Jennie’s directing credits also include Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet at Harvard College, Chicago, Macbeth, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Beaux Stratagem and co-directed Volta with David R. Gammons for The Concord Academy Performing Arts Department. In 1992 Jennie founded Chicago's Eclipse Theatre, still in existence today. She has taught Shakespearean text, voice, and acting at Bowdoin College, Boston College, SUNY/Purchase, The Boston Conservatory, Concord Academy, Harvard University, and Emerson College. Jennie is the lead teacher for ASP's yearly teacher's institute at Salem State University and was also a lead teacher with incarcerated girls through ASP's Incarcerated Youth at Play project for five years. Jennie holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.