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Jennifer Overton

Born and raised in Ancaster, Ontario, Jennifer Overton is an actor, educator and writer living in Halifax. Her professional acting credits span twenty-five years with major roles in theatre, television, and film. Jennifer also directs, and recently served as Acting Artistic Director at Festival Antigonish. She teaches in the Theatre Department at Dalhousie University.Jennifer’s writing career, a newer form of creative endeavor for her, has had enormous success. Her initial writings about life with her autistic son aired to great acclaim on CBC Radio’s First Person Singular series. The success of these reflections has brought her publication in magazines and journals as well as her first book, Snapshots of Autism: a family album (Jessica Kingsley Pub.)Jennifer is currently working on a new play about autism for young audiences, titled Spelling 2-5-5. She is the proud recipient of the 2007 Nova Scotia Provincial Autism Centre Sobey’s Green Jacket Award for her contribution to the autism community.


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