jenna brainbridge

Jenna is an actor, singer, and disability rights advocate. Most recently she could be seen at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival performing the roles of Richard III and Joan of Arc in Bring Down the House. Jenna sustained a spinal cord injury as a small child, and now walks with a limp. She always had a passion for performing, and began working with Phamaly Theatre Company at the age of 14. Phamaly is a professional theatre company in Denver, Colorado that hires entirely actors with disabilities. Working there taught Jenna the importance of diversity on stage and inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream theatre and film. Since then she has worked across the country breaking down barriers, performing such roles as Cinderella in Into the Woods, Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Penny in Hairspray.