Jennifer Tober

  • Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Tober is a professional actress, director and teacher who has made Pittsburgh her home since 2005. In Pittsburgh Ms. Tober has performed in The Comedy of Errors as “Adrianna,” “Edmund” in King Lear, and “Rosalind” in As You Like It with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks; in Out of This Furnace with UnSeam’d Shakeseare Company as “Dortz/Francka,” Rope and The Queens (Playhouse REP); The Pillowman, Salome (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre), Dream of Autumn and The Red Shoes (Quantum Theatre), Macbeth 3 (UnSeam’d Shakespeare), In the Voodoo Parlour of Marie Laveau (Pittsburgh Playwrights); poetry and staged readings with Poets’ Corner, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, and the Steinway Piano Series. Regional/New York theatre includes Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and Love’s Labour's Lost (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); As You Like It (NY Classical Theatre), Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Project); The Christmas Cup (Mill Mountain Playhouse); Richard II, Midsummer, and Julius Caesar (A Crew of Patches, NY - a company of which Ms. Tober was one of the founders); The Fugitives (NY Street Theatre Caravan/Marketa Kimbrell); and “DADDY CRUSH” (her award-winning one-woman show at the Belt Theater in NY). While in New York, Ms. Tober also started the organization “Shakespeare Inside,” which taught Shakespeare, acting writing to convicted Bronx juveniles. Ms. Tober is the Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, a company that offers free Shakespeare plays in cityparks, and for whom she has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It as well as the 2006 Bard Walk, and has produced the company’s productions since founding it in 2005. Film and TV includes Sex & the City, Rescue Me, Ed, SNL, commercials/voiceovers and the local Pittsburgh film Progression. Ms. Tober holds a BA from Temple University and an MFA from West Virginia University and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors’ Guild, and American Federation of TV and Radio Artists. Ms. Tober also made her professional dance debut in 2015 as a dancer and voiceover actor in Joan Wegman’s piece “Pinkification” as part of the Kelly Straythorn’s NewMoves Festival.  Ms. Tober is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga at Schoolhouse Yoga; and teaches ESL at Duquesne University; and Theatre, Acting and dialect work at Pitt. 

Jennifer AEA SAG-AFTRA  Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks jtober@pittsburghshakespeare.com

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