Department of Theatre

Jenny LambJenny Lamb

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Interim Head of Acting

Born in Pennsylvania and raised all over (including a 5 year stint overseas in Ireland and Malta), Jenny received her BFA from Shenandoah Conservatory and landed in Chicago IL in 1999 and stayed there till 2014.  During that time she co-founded Li'l Buds Theatre Company (, a 501c3 children's theatre company, where she worked as Artistic Director, playwright, director and teaching artist, and she also taught in the Acting Program at The Second City. An accomplished actress, Jenny worked with a variety of theatre companies in Chicago where favorite roles include Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Kate in Taming of the Shrew and Alison et all in Trainspotting USA, and she was named one of 6 performers of note by the Chicago Tribune. Jenny received her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte International and has taught Acting and Stage Movement at Monterey Peninsula College and University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Recent artistic credits include Movement Coach and Intimacy Design for Six Characters in Search of an AuthorInto the Woods and The 39 Steps at UW Theatre, Movement Direction for Tibet Through the Red Box at Children’s Theatre of Maidson, Lin in The Great American Trailer Park Musical with Stages Repertory Theatre, Fraulein Kost in Cabaretwith Obsidian Theatre Company and Movement Coach of Oskar VS Thingamabob at the Alley Theatre.