Jennifer Seastone is a New Yorker and a polymath. Her roots are in acting and her reach now extends to visual and tech-mediated performance, sometimes combining all these: Minor Theater’s Pathetic (2019) featured her video design and acting.
Jenny came to minor theater through acting, after graduating from NYU she’s spent innumerable years working as an actor in a wide range of rooms: some ensemble based experimental work, with the likes of people/groups like The Wooster Group, Daniel Fish, and Alec Duffy; and also in more traditional theater and play development rooms with the likes of folx like Lucy Thurber or her performance in the The Gin Baby, directed by Daniel Talbott, for which she won a 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Award. She is also a founder of the OBIE-winning performance series Catch (RIP), which she ran at the old Galapagos in Williamsburg (RIP) (founded in 2004, and ran for two years under her watch).
In 2009 she was cast in Jarcho’s 13P play American Treasure. She immediately made herself a home inside of minor theater’s truth and language. She has performed in 6 of Jarcho’s plays, often as the leading lady.
In 2015, Seastone took a hiatus from theater to center her practice on her own work in visual and media art practice. She enjoys not having to be onstage or on view in this work– letting her identity be embedded rather than on display. Her visual art practice is also centered around wood and paper. She is currently involved with wood. She has shown her performance/visual work at The Performance Arcade in Wellington, New Zealand, and in New York at The Invisible Dog’s Glass House, Uncanny Valley, Dixon Place, the New York ITFF. Seastone has attended residency programs nationally and internationally, was a Target Margin fellow in 2020/21, ‘
**MFA, Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice at City College **