Jennifer Herzog

Jennifer Herzog

Lecturer, Theatre Production and Management
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Office: Dillingham Center
Specialty: Acting

Jennifer Herzog

Jennifer Herzog is an actor, instructor, and producer from New York City, now based in Central New York. She has taught acting at Ithaca College since 2010. She also taught acting at Binghamton University for two years.

Jennifer helped build two different Ithaca-area non-profit theatre companies from the ground up: The Cherry Arts, and Civic Ensemble, a company she co-founded in 2012. She served as Associate Artistic Director for each company for three years. 

Recent roles in Ithaca include: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH with the Hangar Theatre; THE SAINT, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Saviana Stanescu, STORM COUNTRY, and A CHERRY TIMEDIVE with Cherry Arts; IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl with Homecoming Players, 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 with the Kitchen Theatre Company.

Off-Broadway & New York City theatre credits include: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Hero) with Gorilla Repertory; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Jessica) directed by Eve Adamson, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (Sister Mister), and THE MISANTHROPE (Eliante) at the Jean Cocteau Repertory; the world premiere of YENTL in Yiddish, directed by Robert Kalfin, with the Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre; and numerous productions with companies including La MaMa ETC, Abingdon Theatre Co., Prospect Theatre Co., Expanded Arts, Vital Theatre Co., Jewish Repertory, and Theater For The New City.

TV and film credits include: No Choice, Firelight, Stench, Bulb, Conversations with Other Women, Ghosts of the Heartland, As the World Turns. Commercial and Voice Over credits include: Discovery Channel, Oxygen Network, Rasa Spa, Cayuga Radio Group.

She taught acting at Ithaca College's Summer Music Academy for the first four years of it's existence, and has previously 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.