Jennifer Stewart-Sampson

Jennifer Stewart-Sampson heads the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s “Theatre in the Gallery” and “Theatre in the Garden.” A graduate of the University of Evansville and USD/Old Globe Theatre, Jennifer has acted with several companies including, The Denver Civic Theatre, Colorado Stage Company and Aurora Fox Theatre and The Old Globe. While at the Old Globe, she enjoyed working with several Tony Award winning directors including Jack O'Brien, Mark Lamos, Darko Tresnjak and Daniel Sullivan. Jennifer has directed plays and taught acting courses with The Dalton School, John Jay College of Criminology, The Old Globe Theatre, University of San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse's Young Performers Workshop and Conservatory, Fresno Pacific University, Oklahoma State University and The Empty Space. She is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Bakersfield. Jennifer was the ’18 recipient The Marion Osborn Cunningham Award, the ’03 recipient of the Craig Noel Award and is a member of Actor’s Equity.
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  The Course of True Love

Comedy by Jennifer Stewart-Sampson

30 pages

Large flexible cast of about 25


This show spotlights some of Shakespeare’s greatest couples: Romeo & Juliet, Kate & Petruchio, Beatrice & Benedick, and more. Twists and turns abound in this story of love and whimsy, consisting entirely of Shakespeare’s actual text. The Fairies establish the world of the play. One Fairy has decided that love is foolish and “merely a madness,” but the other Fairies are determined to convince their friend otherwise. The characters display all facets of love; desperation, bliss, fear, passion and pure joy, in a collection of scenes that takes the au...