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Jeanette Farr, a playwright and actress originally from Turlock, California, is a graduate of California State University Stanislaus, and holds an MFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in playwriting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her plays have been produced Off-off Broadway, Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, Singapore, and Japan. Her work has been recognized by the Nevada Arts Council, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her play, Gray Matter is anthologized in Grand Entrance-Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors, and Stuffed is published in 35 in 10 – Thirty Five Ten-Minute Plays through Dramatic Publishing. Other publications include monologues with Smith & Kraus’ Audition Arsenal series. Gray Matter and A Growing Problem are posted on TheatreHistory.com, and have yielded continued performances at high schools, and forensics competitions across the United States and Canada. An alumnus of the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive (2007), Jeanette of is a member of Lizardclaw Playwrights Collective and is a features writer for the popular online E-zine, The Loop which reaches over 3,000 playwrights.
Through Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, she has responded to over 150 new plays as a regional respondent, guest respondent in Regions I, II, IV, VII, Past Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region VIII, and recently appointed as Regional Fellow for Region VIII. Ms. Farr has been commissioned by Sierra Repertory Theatre to adapt Yoshiko Uchida’s children’s story, Journey to Topaz for touring; her play, Blue Roses, based on the life of Rose Williams won the international playwriting competition for Prospect Theatre Project, and her play, Pitchin’ Pennies At the Stars was a finalist in the Mildred and Albert Pinowski Playwriting Competition. Other professional theatre credits include Properties Designer and Manager for eighteen musicals at Sacramento Music Circus and Assistant to the Artistic Director and Literary Associate at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She is currently the Chair of Theatre Arts at Glendale Community College, Glendale, California where she has produced and directed a variety of plays including the successful Bat Boy: The Musical, Bus Stop, and Fiddler on the Roof. In Los Angeles, she has directed new plays including play reading series for Moving Arts in Los Angeles, and has had plays selected and performed at the Secret Rose Theatre in the NoHo Arts District.