Jennifer Holcombe

On-camera Class with Head of ABC casting, Marci Phillips

Learned in a 2 week on-camera class with the delightful Marci Phillips, Executive Director of Casting for ABC Entertainment.

In-App Media Content for Blur

Filmed in-app parody content for the online release of Blur with director Matt Hayek.

Into the Breeches at Chautauqua Theater Company

Enjoyed playing the character of Grace Richards (and Prince Hal) in CTC’s main stage production of George Brant’s Into the Breeches. Working with playwright George and director Laura Kepley was a delight from day one. Here’s an article from The Chautauquan Daily about Into The Breeches: http://chqdaily.com/2018/08/ctc-presents-shakespeare-with-a-modern-twist-in-into-the-breeches-and-as-you-like-it/

Workshop with CD Erica Jensen of Calleri Casting

Had the pleasure of working in an on-camera workshop with the wonderful Erica Jensen of Calleri Casting while up at Chautauqua Theater Company.

Interview with The Chautauquan Daily

Chautauquan Daily Article

Rosalind in As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Jumped into the forest of Arden as Rosalind in Chautauqua Theater Company’s touring production of As You Like It. Working on a dream role like this was an absolute treat, especially while working with director Andrew Borba. (Artistic Director of CTC.)

Movement Class with Budi Miller

Explored physical theater and mask work with Budi Miller, Senior Lecturer Head of Acting at Victorian College of the Arts The University of Melbourne, Founding member of FullStop Theatre Company, and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre of Others.

Graduated with MFA in Acting from UCI

Received my official graduation letter from the University of California, Irvine denoting that I am an official Master. Three years of hard work, all worth it.

UCI MFA Acting Showcase

Performed our UC Irvine Coast to Coast Showcase in LA and NYC!

http://showcase.uci-acting.org

Short film - Songbirds

Recently shot the short film “Songbirds” as Bella, a student of ballet frustrated by her own creative process. Produced as a ZOTFILM in cooperation with FADA.

Watch just my scenes here: https://vimeo.com/260728650

VO Workshop - Andrea Toyias

Got to take a field trip to Blizzard Entertainment for a hands-on voiceover workshop with the incredible VO Casting Director, Andrea Toyias.

Mrs. Packard by Emily Mann

Performed in the engaging play “Mrs. Packard” by Emily Mann as the title character. It was such a joy to shed light on an important and yet unsung woman in our nation’s history.

Here’s a link to one of our TV promotions!: https://youtu.be/LLymsm_WnCc

And check out our recent radio interview for more inside info: https://soundcloud.com/kucinews/campus-skinny-2-05-18-the

CD Workshop with Bonnie Gillespie

Enjoyed an informative workshop with the amazing casting director Bonnie Gillespie, writer of Self-Management for Actors. We found out that we were both raised in the Atlanta area!

Chess the Musical - Molokov(a)

Played a gender-bent Molokov in UCI’s production of Chess the musical at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Direction by Robin Buck and Musical Direction by Gary Busby. A review from Alina Mae Wilson of the Orange Curtain Review had this to say: “Molokova (played by Jennifer Holcombe) is for all intents and purposes a Bond villain. I mean the moment the woman appears onstage in her sweeping jacket and smoothly plotting the downfall of her enemies in a strong Russian accent, you’ll wonder what devious plans she has up her red leather sleeve. [...] I’ve been listening to professional albums since that night, and Holcombe remains my absolutely favorite person to do Molokov(a)’s part in the Chess“ Quartet”.

Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing

Had the pleasure of playing one of my dream roles as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at THEATREWORKS in Colorado Springs, CO. With the incredible Jane Page (head of UCI’s MFA Directing program) directing the cast, it was a fun romp set in the Wild West. I even learned how to use a bullwhip. ;)

LA LA LAND Parody Video

Worked with PaperSketch Media to shoot an awesome parody video of LA LA LAND’s opening number.

Vanda in Venus in Fur

Enjoyed playing Vanda in the University of California, Irvine's production of David Ives’ Venus In Fur. Presented as an ACP under the guidance of Richard Brestoff (Head of UCI’s MFA Acting Program.)

Ginger in Clown Aliens

Enjoyed exploring my inner clown as Ginger in the University of California, Irvine's mainstage production of Eli Simon's Clown Aliens. Directed by Eli Simon (Artistic Director of New Swan Shakespeare Festival) and created by Eli Simon and Vinnie Oliveri. Check out a little TV teaser here: https://youtu.be/oB_CLQnGz68

Zocha in Our Class

Was honored to play Zocha, a Polish catholic woman, in the University of California, Irvine's mainstage production of Tadeusz Słobodzianek's Our Class. Directed by Jane Page (Head of UCI's Directing Program.) Check out mine and Jane's interview with Laguna Woods Village Television: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaU20qIoyEs

Helen of Troy in The Iliad: Menin (Rage)

Enjoyed working with CounterBalance Theatre as Helen of Troy in The Iliad: Menin (Rage). Directed by Annie Loui (Artistic Director of CounterBalance Theatre.) You can watch the entire . production online here: https://youtu.be/Q75I1Qv3Uco

Fanny Dashwood in PCPA’S Sense & Sensibility

Had a blast as the ever scheming Fanny Dashwood in the Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s production of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan.) Directed by Roger DeLaurier (Associate Artistic Director of PCPA.)

“The talented cast smoothly unfolds the story with wit, energy and poise. Although several female cast members strongly support the main characters with humor and intensity, standouts include Holcombe as Fanny, Balay as Mrs. Jennings, and Brownlow as Charlotte.”
-http://www.sanluisobispo.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article92136732.html

And for fun, I wrote a parody of the summer’s hit shows, Sense & Sensibility and In the Heights: https://youtu.be/4ZkDFYLRPm8

Mayor Stockmann in Enemy of the People

As a gender-bent Mayor Stockmann in the University of California, Irvine's mainstage production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Directed by Jane Page (Head of UCI's Directing Program.) Check out our rehearsal teaser from Anteater TV: https://youtu.be/rEtMR2BrjVo

Katey in Woyzeck

Got to play barmaid Katey in the University of California, Irvine's mainstage production of Georg Buchner's Woyzeck. Directed by guest director Andrew Borba (Artistic Director of Chautauqua Theater Company.) Here’s a little rehearsal teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCfluO71mJw