Jeanne fulfills the functions of both Executive and Artistic Director of Traveling Players, including organizational management, staff supervision, creative direction and vision for all educational and artistic activities, working with staff on operations and marketing, and liaising with the board on partnership development, budgeting, planning, and finances.
In her 29-year teaching career, Jeanne has taught for The Folger Shakespeare Library, Catholic University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Loyola University (MD), The Chapin School (NYC) and Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI), where she directed the Shakespeare program. An expert on Commedia dell’Arte and a physical trainer for actors, Jeanne has presented workshops at the National Conference of the American Alliance for Theater & Education. She holds an MA in Theater from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Directing from Catholic University. Jeanne has worked in camping for 28 years, directed two other camps, is a certified Camp Director (American Camping Association), Wilderness First Responder (SOLO), and an Instructor with the American Red Cross. Jeanne has also served as a judge for the Helen Hayes Awards.
Jeanne founded Traveling Players Ensemble in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) professional theatre company based in McLean, VA and serving the DC metropolitan area. Since then, the company has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Colonial Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, Lime Kiln Theater, Reston’s Multicultural Festival, and the International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap, as well as numerous parks and summer camps throughout Fairfax County.