Jacquelyn Landgraf is an actress, writer, director, and theater educator. Her recent performances include ANNA NICOLE the Opera, a co-production of Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York City Opera; the premiere of John Guare’s 3 Kinds of Exile, directed by Neil Pepe at the Atlantic Theater; and Susan Marshall and Company’s Sawdust Palace at the 92nd St. Y. She has performed in New York City at Symphony Space, The Public Theater, Barrow St. Theater, The Bell House, Theater for the New City, Bowery Poetry Club, at Arena Stage and Woolly Mammoth in Washington D.C., The O’Neill Center in Connecticut, Chicago’s Neo-Futurarium, Le Petit Theater in New Orleans, and the Samuel Beckett Theater in Dublin, Ireland. She was the 2012 Theater Artist-in-Residence at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.
From 2005-2011, Jacquelyn was an ensemble member and co-artistic director of the New York Neo-Futurists, the prolific avant-garde theater collective and performer/writers of the ongoing signature show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, and winners of The Caffe Cino Award and multiple New York Innovative Theater Awards. With the company, she co-created and performed The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays, which was nominated for a 2012 Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience,” and continues to tour through the U.S. and abroad.
Jacquelyn was the pre-production directing consultant to Elizabeth Wood for her feature film, White Girl, which premiered at Sundance in 2016.
Her short plays and writings are published in the books 225 Plays by the New York Neo-Futurists; What It Means to Be A Grown-Up: the Complete and Definitive Answer; and the upcoming anthology LOOSE LIPS.
Since 2006, Jacquelyn has been on the Acting Faculty at the Atlantic Acting School, where she teaches the acting technique developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy in the NYU/Tisch and Conservatory programs. At the Atlantic, she created and led the implementation of Moment Lab, now a core studio class across all programs. Jacquelyn has taught performance and writing workshops for The Williamstown Theater Festival, The New York Neo-Futurists, London Central Film School, the U.S. State Department, Hollins University M.F.A. Dance (in Berlin, Germany), Brooklyn College, Boston University, Improv Olympic Los Angeles, and the Susan Marshall Dance Company.
Jacquelyn is a member of Actor’s Equity, and holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts