Jeanette Bonner is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer in NYC.
Her self-produced solo show Love. Guts. High School. premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (nominations for Best Actress and Best Solo Show), and later went on to the Chicago Fringe Festival (Time Out Chicago Critic’s Pick) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is the Executive Producer and Creator of web series Ghost Light (Official Selection Miami, UK, Austin Web Fests with nominations for Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Editing) and The Scoop, a hybrid talk show featuring conversations with culture makers over independent NYC ice cream. The Scoop was named Winner of RealPitch TV Format Competition and Final Selection for Bravo TV’s Pitch & Development Lab at ITVFest in Manchester, VT. It was named Official Selection of Vancouver Web Fest and nominated for Best Reality Show. Ghost Light is now partnered with digital platform Seed & Spark for streaming and distribution.
As a performer, Jeanette has acted professionally for over a decade. As an improviser she was a member of The National Comedy Theater and founding member of long-form improv comedy troupe American Standard. She is a teaching artist with Only Make Believe, a non-profit that brings interactive theater into local hospitals and schools for children with long term illnesses and disabilities, founded with the belief that theater heals, and an Artistic Associate of female-focused production company Clutch Productions. She received a BA in Theater and Dance from Trinity College, and is a member of both Actor’s Equity and the Screen Actors Guild.
Her production company Kelly's Pool Hall Productions was founded in 2007. In addition to her personal producing projects, she has continued her formal training in non-profit and commercial theatrical producing with Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in their year-long Mentorship and Development Program under producers and general managers Jana Robbins and Dave Elliot and Martin Platt of Perry Street Theatricals as well as the Commercial Theater Institute, and has received a certificate for film producing from the New York Film Academy.
She is a licensed NYC tour guide and adores showing people from all over the world her favorite city.