Malena Pennycook is an NYC based actor and multidisciplinary theatre artist.
She was born in Montreal and raised in Austin, making frequent visits see her mother's family in Buenos Aires. Malena learned Spanish and French and began playing cello and acting at a young age.
After high school, Malena studied Eastern religion in Nepal. In 2013, she moved to NYC to attend NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing, where she trained in physical, classical and devised theatrical forms. She became a player with Shakespeare in the Square, minored in Social and Cultural Analysis, participated in the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam and experimented as a writer, director, composer and performer.
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Malena has developed work regionally and at various Off/Off Off Broadway venues including The Public's Under the Radar, The Flea Theatre, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Dixon Place, The Brick, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Rockwall Studios, American Vicarious, Working Theatre, New Georges, QUEER|ART and Shakespeare in the Burg. She is a member of The Nomads writers group, Shakespeare in the Square, The Bats at The Flea Theatre and is a 2019 recipient of the Richie Jackson Artistic Fellowship.
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