Jennifer Summerfield is a Philadelphia and New York based performer whose work on stage and in film includes both classical theatre and world premieres.

A graduate of Smith College and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, notable performances include Lady Macbeth and Medea at Hedgerow Theatre, Marie Antoinette in David Adjmi’s reimagining of the French queen’s tragic life at Curio Theatre, a site specific production of Hedda Gabler at the historic Physick House in Philadelphia, and world premieres of Osceola and Alpe d’Huez, both written for her by John Rosenberg. She has also enjoyed opportunities to play traditionally male characters, Horatio in Hamlet, Van Helsing in Dracula, and Brutus in Julius Caesar.

In 2018, she was commissioned by the Rosenbach Museum and Library to write and perform a one-person show about Mary Shelley, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. She went on to tour this production to area libraries, and during quarantine in 2020, created a filmed version of the finished piece, Mary Shelley: Strange Star.