The evening’s surprise is Rau as Maria Sharpe...her manipulations in the later scenes are superbly projected. Rau’s range is demonstrated by her ability to portray this silent schemer and then switch brilliantly to her other role as the prostitute.
— Variety

As an actor, my work performing in film, television and theater influences my aesthetic as a director. Having been there so many times myself, I have a strong understanding for the actor's contribution to the process of creating work. I also deeply respect the journey of the writer, who marries the personal with the universal, and the producer who fights to bring the project to the audience. I am so fortunate to have worked with world-class directors, writers, producers and actors who taught me through example how to lead with persistence and grace.

Jennifer Rau’s Film and Television credits include: Finding AmandaBrightest Star, “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Without A Trace,” “Yes, Dear,” Inconceivable, and the award-winning short film Some Boys Don’t Leave. Off-Broadway and Regional credits include: Once In A Lifetime (Atlantic Theater Company), Texas Homos (Abingdon Theatre Company), The Hologram Theory (Blue Light), Sex Parasite (Center Theatre Group), M Butterfly (East West Players), Miracles and The Baby Dance (Barter Theatre), Mourning the Living (Dorothy Strelsin Theatre) Exodus, (Salon/Sanctuary) at the historic Fraunces Tavern with Rosalyn Coleman Williams and the late Reg E. Cathey.

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Jennifer Rau, in a notably sharp characterization...
— The New York Times