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 Amanda, Brightest 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.