Jenny Mercein

Scholarly Retreats
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Jenny Mercein is an actor, teacher, writer, and director. A member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Jenny’s acting credits span theater, film, and television. Along with KJ Sanchez, Jenny is the co-creator of the acclaimed docudrama X’s and O’s about football and traumatic brain injury (Berkeley Rep, Baltimore Center Stage). An Assistant Professor at Tulane, Jenny is proud to have collaborated with students and members of Goat in the Road Productions to create Roleplay, an original play highlighting students’ perspectives on love, sex, power and relationships. Her residency was spent preparing Roleplay for publication and working on the upcoming documentary film about the creation of the play.

“In this time of global pandemic, it felt like one of the only places on earth where I could go and turn off my worries and temporarily focus on creative endeavors. I will most remember the sense of peace and serenity I found at A Studio in the Woods. And the new friendships I formed with fellow residents.” – Jenny Mercein