Jennifer Herzog is an actor, instructor, and producer originally from New York CIty, now based in Ithaca. She has been teaching Acting in the Department of Theatre Arts since 2010.
She has worked from the ground up to build two different Ithaca-area non-profit theatre companies: The Cherry Arts, with whom she serves as Associate Artistic Director, and Civic Ensemble, a company she co-founded in 2012.
Upcoming roles include Assistant Professor Saviana Stanescu's newest work, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, set to perform at the Cherry Artspace in Spring 2017. Other credits with The Cherry include STORM COUNTRY and A CHERRY TIMEDIVE.
Recent roles in Ithaca include: Catherine Givings in Homecoming Players’ staging of IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl at the Kitchen Theatre Company, a concert reading of Paula Vogel’s new play INDECENT with the playwright at Cornell University, and a staging of Anna Ziegler’s THE LAST MATCH with the playwright, presented by On The Verge in conjunction with the New Voices Literary Festival and Ithaca College Theatre Arts.
Credits with Civic Ensemble include THE LIBERATOR by Wendy Dann, A MORE PERFECT UNION by Vern Thiessen, LENIN’S SHOE by Saviana Stanescu, THE BEST OF KATHY AND MO (based on PARALLEL LIVES) by Kathy Najimy & Mo Gaffney, THIS LINGERING LIFE by Chiori Miyagawa, THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE by Elizabeth Meriwether, and the title role in ANTIGONE. Additional local regional credits include: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker, and Ted LoRusso & Sturgis Warner’s FIRST DAY: SUITE FOR FOUR ACTORS AND PERCUSSIONIST, both on the Kitchen Theatre Company’s mainstage.
Off-Broadway & New York City theatre credits include: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Hero) with Gorilla Repertory; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Jessica), THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (Sister Mister), and THE MISANTHROPE (Eliante) - all with the Jean Cocteau Repertory; the world premiere of YENTL in Yiddish with the Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre, directed by Robert Kalfin; and numerous other productions with companies including La MaMa ETC, Abingdon Theatre Company, Prospect Theatre Company, Expanded Arts, Vital Theatre Company, Jewish Repertory, and Theater For The New City. TV and film credits include: As The World Turns, Conversations with Other Women, Ghosts of the Heartland, Hollywood’s Finest. Commercial and Voice Over credits include: Discovery Channel, Oxygen Network, Rasa Spa, Cayuga Radio Group, et. al.
As an acting instructor, Jennifer has taught all ages from childhood through adult, and has coached students at all levels. She's taught acting at Ithaca College School of Music's Summer Music Academy since its inception. She has also served as a Resident Teaching Artist for the Hangar Theatre, working with their Project 4 "Artists In The Schools" Program, and their "Next Generation" School Of Theatre.
Jennifer holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Ithaca College, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.