Ms. Jenna Neilsen, MFA

Theatre Faculty
BA - Ohio Northern University
MFA in Theatre Pedagogy - Virginia Commonwealth University

Associate Professor Jenna Neilsen received her BA from Ohio Northern University and her MFA in theatre pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She teaches Voice for Performance, Styles of Acting, multiple levels of Acting, and Costume Design/Construction.

Jenna has acted and directed in theaters in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and studied acting at Queen Margaret University College, a leading conservatory in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has presented her research in both theatre pedagogy and theatre history nationally at the South Eastern Theatre Conference, the Mid-America Theatre Conference and the Association of Theatre in Higher Education Conference.

She has taken improvisation workshops with internationally recognized improv teacher Keith Johnstone and at Second City Chicago. Since arriving at Adams, Jenna has directed Bright Ideas, Alice in Wonderland, Two Rooms, A Flea in Her Ear, Robin Hood, & Getting Out. She also performed the one-woman show, My Name is Rachel Corrie.

She also leads Adams State Theatre's comedy improv troupe, "The Lost and Found."