Jennifer Wigmore

Jennifer Wigmore has been an artist of one stripe or another her entire life. A native of Edmonton, she received her professional theatre training at Grant MacEwan College in the Musical Theatre Program and went on to have an extensive acting career that has spanned over 20 years. She has performed on mainstages across the country, including the Citadel, Stratford and the Tarragon Theatre in addition to having a successful film and television career. She was last on stage in Sheets by Salvatore Antonio at the Theatre Center in 2017. She began teaching acting in 2004 and co-developed the theatre training program at Fanshawe College. She has also taught at Ryerson University and George Brown College. Jennifer has taught classes in; Shakespeare, acting for the camera, business of acting, monologue prep, scene study and student self-creation. With a keen interest in first year training, she works closely with master teacher Perry Schneiderman, and they are currently collaborating on a book about the Zone of Silence and its contribution to Canadian Theatre pedagogy. Jennifer is also a prominent visual artist. Her artwork is in collections across Canada, the U.S. and England. She holds a BFA and an MFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Her interdisciplinary MFA research, Training Artistic Reflexivity in Visual Artists, combined her artistic disciplines to create new visual art exercises based on acting training techniques for first year visual art students. Jennifer is committed to the research, development and dissemination of interdisciplinary teaching practices that enable reflexivity, collaborative learning and embodiment within artist training programs.