Jen Scott is a Twin Cities based performer, teacher, playwright and musician. Recent credits include work with HUGE Theater, Hennepin Stages, Walking Shadow Theater Company, Four Humors Theater, and others. She also teaches for the Brave New Workshop Student Union, Children's Theater Company, Park Square Theater and Pillsbury House + Theatre.
SCRIPTED THEATRE EXPERIENCE
"Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women" - March 2015 - Hennepin Stages - Jen
"Gentlemen, I Have Reason to Believe That One of Us is The Thing!" - November 2014 - Gorilla Productions - Marie Curie.
"The Murderer Did It" - November 2013 - Four Humors Theater for the Twin Cities Horror Festival - Irene Somerset.
"Off Book" - February 2012 - HUGE Theater - Various Roles
"Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl - September 2012 - Walking Shadow Theater Company - Loud Stone
"Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women" - Winter/Spring 2012 - Hennepin Theater Trust - Jen
"Close Encounters with the 3rd Kind" - February 2012 - Sketch show.
"Let's Outsource the Boss" - Mystery Cafe' Inc. - Winter 2007 - present. Lena Love & Harriet Krump.
"Hunter Gatherers" - October 2011 - Red Eye Theater - Pam
"Penner Vs. The Hydra" - February 2011 - Maximum Verbosity Productions - Amelia
"Deadwood: The Last Bleepin' Episode" - September 2010 - Joking Envelope Productions - Various Roles
"Story Time Time Bomb" - Snikt Bamf Twip! Productions - Fringe Festival 2010 - Hero
"All My Sons" - Pioneer Place on Fifth - April 2010 - Sue Bayliss
"We Gotta Bingo" - Actors Theater of MN - Winter/Spring 2010 - Frannie Voekel
"Tony n' Tina's Wedding" - Actors Theater of MN - Summer/Fall/Winter 2009 - Sister Theresa
"Spiked" - Table Salt Productions, Winter 2009 - Jen
"Stitch, Bitch n' Die" - Joking Envelope Productions - April, October 2008 - Lucy
"Great American Comedy Festival 2008" - Featured performer with the Brave New Workshop - June 2008
"Our Vanya, Ourselves" - The Ministry of Cultural Warfare (Twin Cities Chekhov Festival) - February 2008 - Charmaine
"Whodunnit Mysteries" - Winter 2007 - Various Roles
"Whistling Past the Graveyard" - Lowry Lab Theater - October 2007 - Various Roles
"MacBeth's Awesome Scottish Castle Party" - Joking Envelope Productions - August 2007 (Minneapolis Fringe Festival) - The Witches
"Robert Anton Wilson's Masks of the Illuminati" - Tim Uren Presents - August 2007 (Minneapolis Fringe Festival) - The Accordionist, Ezra Pound, Mileva Einstein
"Race to the Finish Line" - Science Museum of Minnesota, as part of their "Race" exhibit - January 2007 - July 2007
"We Gotta Bingo" - Minnesota Actors' Theatre, Fall 2005-Spring 2010 - Sister Gigi, Frannie Voekel, Darla Blue
"My Rich Temple" - Bedlam Theater's 10 Minute Play Festival - September 2006 - Apollo
"The Awesome 80's Prom" - Hennepin Stages, July 2005-August 2006 - Mrs. Lacalzso
"Pride and Plot of Pointlessness: Or, The Betrothal of Euphemia Waterfowl, the Stupidest Girl in the Whole of England" - Hang Kitty Productions, July 2006 - Goodness Eggbrew, Maid, Cook, Cockfosters Maidservant, Minister, Goat
"Verbatim Verboten" - Quade Productions, April 2006 - Various Roles.
"Are You There God? It's Us, the Others" - The Others' Sketch Comedy Performance - October 2006
"Phantom Tollbooth" - Old Gem Theater, May 2006 - The Mathemagician, Queen Azaz
"Letters To, Letters From, Letters Never Sent" - The War Plays Project, April 2006 - April 2007
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Old Gem Theater, October 2005 - Helena, Titania
"Kung Fu Island" - Huge Productions, July 2005 - Kuan Yin Yu, Gong Master
"Tales From Tumtumerau" - Galumph Theatre, May 2005 - Narrator, Uncle
"Charlotte's Web" - Old Gem Theatre, April - May 2005 - The Goose, Narrator
"The Diary of Anna Frank" - Old Gem Theater, March 2005 - Mrs. Van Pels
"Brooklyn Bridge" - Children's Theatre Company, January - February 2005 - Worker, Letter Carrier, Musician
"The Minnesota Show: It's Not Just for Lutherans Anymore" - Brave New Workshop, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2004 - Hannah Harper, Carol Anderson White, & Meredith Felback
"Rock the Halls with Buddy and Holly" - Old Gem Theater, December 2004 - Ensemble
"Miracle on 34th Street" - Old Gem Theater, December 2004 - Doris Walker, Judge Henrietta Harper
"Johnny Appleseed" - Old Gem Theater, September 2004, 2005, 2006 - Granny Smith, Mary Lou
"12 Lies" - Kappy Productions (Minneapolis Fringe Festival), August 2004 - Emiliee Sky.
"KBYE Now News Hour" - Unitard (Minneapolis Fringe Festival), August 2004 - Cast member in original sketch comedy show.
"Peter Pan" - Old Gem Theatre, April 2004 - Tinkerbell
"Number the Stars" - Old Gem Theatre, February - March 2004 - Inge Johannssen
"All You Need is Stuff, or WANT is a Four Letter Word" - Brave New Others, May 2004. Cast member in sketch comedy show.
"Three Billy Goats Gruff" - Old Gem Theater, January 2004 and August 2005 - Maxine Gruff.
"The Uptown Show, or Fellowship of the Thong" - Brave New Others, Sept. 2003 - Feb. 2004. - Cast member in sketch comedy show.
"A Christmas Carol" - Old Gem Theater, December 2003 - All of the adult female roles in ensemble cast.
"V is For Vendetta and That's Good Enough for Me" - Soylent Theatre (A Theatre Made of People), June 2003 - Cast member in sketch comedy.
"Flanagan's Wake" - Brave New Workshop, April 2003-June 2003 - Fiona Finn & Kathleen Mooney.
"Pirates of Pawlenty or Dude, the Gay Baby Fur Seals Need Me" - Brave New Others, Sept. 2003 - Feb. 2004. Sketch Comedy.
"CrazyFace" - Mary Worth Theatre Company, February - March 2003- Cast member & musician.
"Shovel Monkey Bus Stop!" - Brave New Workshop, May 2002- Sketch comedy show.
"A Night at the Black Pig" - Theatre in the Round Players, May 2002 - Cast member/piano player.
"Marat-Sade" - Theatre in the Round Player, April 2000 - Cast member & musician.
IMPROVISED THEATER EXPERIENCE
Ka-Baam!! - For HUGE Theater - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 - An improvised comic book.
Off Book - For HUGE Theater - Winter 2012, Spring 2013, 2014, Spring & Summer 2015.
Family Dinner - For HUGE Theater - Winter 2012, 2013, 2014.
Unscripted Minnesota Holiday Show - For DangerBoat Productions - Winter 2013, 2014.
Dr. Rocket - For HUGE Wednesdays - November 2013.
Creature Feature - For HUGE Theater - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 - An improvised horror movie.
Toronto Improv Festival - Featured performer with "Ladies Who Drink", Fall 2012.
Star Trek: The Next Improvisation - For HUGE Theater - Summer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Featured performers at the Twin Cities Improv Festival 2012, featured performers at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Austin TX, August 2012.
The Theater of Public Policy - For Huge Theater - February/March, Summer 2012 through present.
Rom Com - For Huge Theater - February/March 2012
Marcy's Open School Playground - Spring 2012
Ladies Who Drink - Long form Improv Duo, featured performers at Twin Cities Improv Festival 2012, featured performance at the Toronto Improv Festival 2012
Greg Kinnear - Long form Improv Duo
HUGE Justice, featuring Hellendrung, Scott & Associates - For Huge Theater - Summer 2011
Twin Cities Improv Festival - Featured performer with Explorer's Club - June 2011
The Score - For Huge Theater - June 2011
Explorer's Club - For Huge Theater - March 2011
OMG: Before We Got Our Ladybits - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Featured performers at the Twin Cities Improv Festival 2013.
Happy Indecisive - Long form improv duo.
The Quest - MN Fringe 2010 - Produced by The Myth Players
Matchgame Minnesota - MN Fringe 2010 - Produced by Nate Melcher
Story Time Time Bomb - MN Fringe 2010 - Produced by Snikt! Bamf! Thwip! Productions
Overheard in Minneapolis - April/May 2010, Fall 2011 - Produced by Huge Theater.
Happy Indecisive - Improv duo.
Snakes n' Cakes - Spring 2010. Improv group.
Explorer's Club - Fall 2009 - present. Improv group.
Socially Awkward - Fall 2008 - present. Improv group.
Hellendrung, Scott & Associates - Fall 2008 - present. Improv Duo.
Adorable - Spring 2008 - present. Improv Duo. Featured performers at Twin Cities Improv Festival 2009.
Observer Effect - Summer 2008 - Two person long form with Chuck Charbeneau.
Vaudeville with a Pig - March 2007 - present. Two Person Long Form Improv. Featured performers at the New Orleans Improv Festival 2007 and Twin Cities Improv Festival 2008.
Who's Crime is it Anyway? - Mystery Cafe Inc. - Fall 2007, 2008-2011. Interactive and short form show.
Great American Comedy Festival 2008 - Featured performer with the Brave New Workshop - June 2008
Religious Pretense – June 2007 – A long form improvised courtroom drama.
Regrettable Breakfast - June 2005 - Video Improv Project
Immersion Day Improv Instructor - Park Square Theatre, March 2004 - present
BNI Improv Instructor - June 2004 - present
BNI Teen Improv Coach - September 2002 - present
Saints Baseball - Ushertainer, Summer 2004 - Costume character, constant audience participation.
Vic Volare's Torchlight Parade - Torchlight Player, Feb. 2003-2004- Long & short form improv.
Brave New Others - Cast member/writer, Dec. 2002-Feb. 2004 - Improv and sketch comedy troupe.
Unitard - Team member, June 2002-2005- Long form improv troupe.
Q - Team member, May 2001-2004- Long form improv troupe.
Minneapolis Tiny Funny Women Festival 2003 - August 2003 - Co-producer.
Chicago Improv Festival VI - May 2003 - Attended classes and workshops.
Velvet Elvises - Team member, January 2002- August 2003 - Long and short form improv troupe.
Phantom's Feast - Cast member, Phantom's Feast of Mid-American Festival, October 2002
Interactive Storyteller - Camp Spooky at the Mall of America, October 2001 - Improv'd Fairy tales.
Minneapolis Tiny Funny Women Festival 2001 - August 2001 - Attended classes and workshops.
Chicago Improv Festival IV - May 2001 - Attended classes and workshops.
"The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" by Don Zolitis - Fall 2012. Humboldt High School, St. Paul MN.
"Attack of the Nanoscientists" – Fall 2008 - present. Science Museum of Minnesota.
“Courtney and France's Big Argument” – Chicago Avenue Project, Aug. 2007.
“A Supermodel's Little Sister” – Chicago Avenue Project, Apr. 2007.
“The Chronicles of Sublarnia: The Pupils, the Teachers, and Mohammad, the Foreign Exchange Student” – Brave New Institute Teen Showcase, Aug. 2006 – Sketch comedy and improv showcase.
"Cinderella" - Old Gem Theater, Sept-Nov. 2005 - Fifteen 8-12 year olds in the Old Gem's "Theatre for Kids by Kids Program".
"Things That Go Bum in the Night" - Brave New Institute Teen Showcase, Aug. 2005 - Sketch comedy and improv showcase.
"Why You Shouldn't Leave the Future to Us" - Brave New Institute Teen Fringe Festival performance, Aug. 2004 - Sketch comedy and improv showcase.
That's Fun! - 2014 - Live music and interview show, co-produced with Levi Weinhagen.
Camilla Parker Bowls at the BLB - 2012 - Interview show
Lost Egypt Exhibit - Fall 2012 - Science Museum of Minnesota.
Disease Detectives Exhibit - September 2007 - Science Museum of Minnesota.
Open House Exhibit - December 2005 - Minnesota Historical Society.
Presenter/Performer - Science Museum of Minnesota, December 2006 - present.
Park Ranger of Trash Mountain - Costumed Brand Ambassador for Minnesota Pollution Control at the 2006 Minnesota State Fair.
Ushertainer/Roving Character – Saints Baseball, Summer 2004.
Commercial Clients include Best Buy, All Incorporated, Brookdale Chevrolet, Comcast, WCCO (2004), SuperValu....
Best Buy Industrial - - Trust & EPIC - - (2009, 2010)
AAA for Comast (2010)
Planet Fitness for Comcast (with Corey Koskie! 2010)
Cars with Heart for Comast (2009)
All Incorporated for Comast (2008)
Brookdale Chevrolet for Comast (2008)
WCCO (2004) Mochalatte Girl
Best Buy Industrial (May 2004)
SuperValu Industrial (April 2003)
"Madmen: The Pitch Meeting", Winter 2012. Jeremy Stomberg & Bill Steitler productions.
"Honors", Winter 2012. Alec Schwandt productions.
"Skeeter & Benji", Winter 2012. Raven Johnson productions.
"Ixonia", Winter 2012. Danica Diver productions.
"Mark's Life", Summer 2012. With Mise-en-Brain productions.
"Queen's Gambit", Summer 2012. Produced by Bradley Scarp.
"Rock Out with Your Spock Out", September 2010 - Trailer for the Dirty Curls
"Triage" - Urban Mountain Media, June 2010 - 10 minute short for the 48 Hour Film Festival 2010
"Zombie Love" - Urban Mountain Media, March 2010
"The First Six Minutes" - Urban Mountain Media, June 2008 - 10 minute short for the 48 Hour Film Festival 2008
"Same Sides" - Science Museum of Minnesota, September 2007
"Let's Talk About It" - Science Museum of Minnesota, September 2007
"Safe House" - Urban Mountain Media, July 2007 - Award-winning short of the 48 Hour Film Festival
"The Cthulu Code" - Forbidden Donut Productions, March 2006
"Ork Attack" - Forbidden Donut Productions, March 2004 - Jill
MochaLatte Girl - WCCO Commercial, August 2004
"Why Vote for the Lesser Evil: Cthulu for President 2004" - Forbidden Donut Productions, July 2004
Best Buy industrial video, May 2004
"The Carwash" - The Collective, April 2004 - Front Seat Psycho
"The Morning After" - The Collective, February 2004 - Girlfriend
"Bus Man" - The Collective, March 2004 - Psychiatrist
SuperValu industrial video, April 2003
The Harold Workshop with Matt Newell. Summer 2015.
The Dummy Workshop with Dummy. Summer 2015.
The Art of Slow Comedy with Jimmy Carrane. August 2013.
Initial Offerings with Stephen Kearin of 3ForAll. Summer 2013.
Uber-Specifity with Tim Orr of 3ForAll. Summer 2013.
Studio 206 Physical Theater Intensive with Barbra Berlowitz, Robert Rosen & Shawn McConnelaug. Summer 2012.
Two Person Scene Intensive with Christina Gausas. Summer 2012.
Do Something Else with Jeff Griggs. Summer 2012.
Theater Lab with Sandbox Theatre, Summer 2012.
Physical Theater & Mime Workshop with Isabel Nelson, Diogo Lopes & Kirsten Stephens. December 2011.
Advanced Harold Techniques with Joe Wengert (Los Angeles). October 2011.
Organic Two-Person Scenes with TJ Jagodowski (Chicago). June 2011.
Organic Two-Person Scenes with Dave Pasquesi (Chicago). June 2011.
The Math of Comedy: Patterns & Group Games with Peter McNerney (New York). June 2011.
Organic Two-Person Scenes with TJ & Dave (Chicago). June 2011.
Power Audition with Steve Hendrickson. December 2010.
Margolis Method with Kari Margolis. October 2011.
Intro to Voice Over with Beth Chaplin. September 2010.
JTS Brown with Holly Laurent (iO, Chicago). June 2010.
Improv Diagnostic with Matt Craig (Second City LA). June 2010.
Coaching Improv Workshop with Asaf Ronen (yesand.com). June 2010.
Acting for Non-Beginners with Jane Brody of DePaul University. May 2010.
Physical Theater Training with Live Action Set (Galen Treuer, Noah Bremer). April 2010.
Strengths & Weakness with Matt Donnelly (PIT, currently teaching & performing in Las Vegas). March 2010.
Shakespeare Master Class with Rodney Cottier (head of the drama school at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts). Jan. 2010.
On-Camera Workshop - J&R Casting, December 2009.
Sketch Writing - Caleb McEwen (Brave New Workshop). Summer 2009.
It's Not About the Form, Darnit (One Acts from Scratch) - Micheal Gellman (Second City Theater, Chicago). June 2009
The Power of Keeping It Real - Bill Arnett (iO, Chicago). June 2009
Slingshot Harold - Matt Donnelly (People Improv Theater, NYC). June 2008.
Voice Lessons with Stephen Houtz, March 2007 - January 2008.
Improv Master Class with David Radowsky (Creative Director of Second City LA), June 2007.
Improv Master Class with Mic Napier (Founder of the Annoyance Theater, Director at Second City Chicago), June 2007.
On-Camera Workshop – Lynn Blumenthal Casting with Michelle Hutchison, November 2006.
Introduction to Commedia Workshop – Commedia under Piccolo Teatro, through the Children’s Theatre Company, November 2005.
Clowning Workshop – Basic Clowning under Jonathan Ferguson, December 2004.
Workshop with Joe Bill and Mark Sutton – Focus and Character in Improv, May 2004.
Music & Improvisation Workshop – Workshop under Nancy Howland Walker of Chicago’s Musical the Musical!, June 2003.
Music & Improvisation Workshop - Workshop under Travis Ploeger of New York’s Chicago City Limits, Feb. 2003.
Music & Improvisation Workshop - Workshop under Caleb McEwen of the Brave New Workshop, July 2002.
Chicago Avenue Project - Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 - Composer and accompanist.
Macy's Santa Brunches - Piano Player - December 2010.
"Cosmo the Musical, or How to Ruin Your Life By Having Unrealistic Expectations" - MN Fringe Festival 2010 - Piano Player
3ForAll - June 2013, Pianist, Twin Cities Improv Festival
Confidence Men - June 2010. Bassist, 2010 Twin Cities Improv Festival.
Muse - June 2009 . Pianist, 2010 Twin Cities Improv Festival.
Irish Mutts - June 2008. Pianist, 2008 Twin Cities Improv Festival.
Neutrino Project - Twin Cities, Spring 2008 - Piano Player
"An Intimate Night with Mike Fotis" - Mike Fotis Presents - August 2007 (as part of the Minneapolis Fringe Festival) - Bass Player
"Who's Crime Is It Anyway?" - Mystery Cafe, Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 - Piano Player
Singer (alto), bass player (upright and electric), piano, guitar, accordion, and cello. Improv Piano playing. Hula hooping & hoop dancing. Rollerblading. 1980's dancing.
Brave New Institute - (2001 - present)
Children's Theatre Company - (Summer 2005 - present)
Park Square Immersion Days - (2004 - present)
Humboldt High School - (Spring 2012)
Great American Comedy Festival - (June 2008)
Parkview Middle School - (Winter 2007 - Spring 2008)
Steppingstone Theater - (Fall 2007)
St. Paul Community Ed - (Summer 2006 - 2007)
Anoka County (Spring 2005 - 2008)
Galumph Theatre - (2004)
Chicago Avenue Project, Spring 2014. "Pepperoni or Peace: A General's Last Choice"
Chicago Avenue Project, Spring 2013, "The Adventures of A & M"
Tablesalt Productions "After the Apple" Festival, February 2013.
"I'm No Einstein" - Science Museum of Minnesota, October 2012.
Freshwater Theater's "For Better or Worse", September 2012.
3rd Kind Sketch Comedy, February 2012.
Chicago Avenue Project, Spring 2012. "Making Dean into a Movie Star".
Flash Fiction event held by Replacement Press, July 2010.
"Attack of the Nanoscientists" – For the Science Museum of Minnesota and NISEnet.org.
"Cinderella" - Old Gem Theater
"Are You There God? It's Us, the Others" – October 2006 - Sketch comedy.
"KBYE Now News Hour" – Unitard (Minneapolis Fringe Festival), August 2004 - Sketch comedy.
"The Uptown Show, or Fellowship of the Thong" – Brave New Others, Sept. 2003 - Feb. 2004 - Sketch comedy
"Pirates of Pawlenty or Dude, the Gay Baby Fur Seals Need Me" – Brave New Others, Sept. 2003 - Feb. 2004. Sketch comedy.
"Shovel Monkey Bus Stop!" – Brave New Workshop, May 2002 - Sketch comedy