"...My life has taught me many things..I have learned about evil a choice many people make-but where there is evil there is still somewhere always love...love that triumphs and always wins..Love is always worth the cost...and love is the answer to all things..".Irene Gut Opdyke
Jen is a native New Yorker who has spent most of her career on stage. In NY Jen has worked at the Daryl Roth Theatre off-broadway, New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Theatre Works USA, the Workshop Theatre, as well as The Chekhov Now and Musical Theatre Festivals. In Los Angeles she has performed at the La Canada Shakespeare Festival, The Lee Strasberg Theatre, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera. Regionally, Jen has worked with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and Sierra Repertory Theatre to name a few. She has performed in concerts at The American Airlines Theatre, The Gershwin Theatre,with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and ActorCor an organization that intertwines music in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Jen’s Television credits include: Law and Order and All My Children. She can also be heard on David Zipse's "Tribute to Gershwin" CD and Christian McClear's "Requiem" produced for the United States Military in honor of Fallen Veterans. Recent film credits include "My Father", "Little Women", and "Johnny Shadow"-Jen received her Master’s Degree in Acting from the professional actor training program at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA and currently serves on the SAG/AFTRA Move Committee. Jen is also the founder and Executive director of Lightkeeper Productions which she runs with her husband Greg Montgomery. The company tours theatre productions to theatre's schools, children's hospitals and senior centers. Jen received her RDT certification in drama therapy in order to meet the growing need for arts and healing programming. For more information on Lightkeeper visit-www.lightkeeperproductions.org
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Jen's play "Only a Girl" co-written with actor David Mulholland continues to tour. The piece is based on personal interviews with Holocaust rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke" and was written to honor her memory
Jen will be singing in the upcoming new media release of The Genesis Opera. The first 10 chapters of Genesis. Live Opera will be presented Dec 1, 2018-Madrid Theatre Los Angeles
for more information visit www.genesisopera.com
CHECK OUT JEN's Acoustic Cover of
Christie McVie's SONGBIRD released on i-TUNES