I have grown up (literally and metaphorically) as an actor and as a person as part of the Bag&Baggage Family. I have moved with the company from performing in a freezing antique barn, to a gorgeous and plush vintage theater, to our brand new state-of-the-art performance space. It has been an incredible journey so far, and I can’t wait to see where the next decade takes us!
Arianne Jacques received her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Oregon State University in 2009. As a student at OSU, Arianne had the remarkable fortune to meet and audition for a guest professor in the Theatre and Communications department, one Scott Palmer. She was cast as an extra in his 2006 outdoor Bard in the Quad production of Romeo & Juliet, and Scott hasn’t been able to get rid of her since. Arianne first appeared in a Bag&Baggage production in 2007, as Second Witch in Macbeth performed in the octagonal barn at Imbrie Hall. Since then, she has been involved in every season as an actor, box office manager, and often both! Favorite roles include Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest 2009, Babe in Crimes of the Heart 2011, Jordan in The Great Gatsby 2013, both Viola performances in Twelfth Night 2010 and Twelfth Night of the Living Dead 2013, Elaine in The Graduate 2016, Juliet/Layla in Romeo&Juliet (Layla & Majnun) 2017, and Gordon in The Farndale Ave…Murder at Checkmate Manor 2017. Outside of the theater, Arianne’s other great love is animals of all shapes and sizes. She can often be found reading field guides, exploring the beauties of Oregon, watching nature documentaries, or playing with her pets (two cats & a gecko). Arianne would like to extend her deepest appreciations to her unbelievably supportive parents, her handsome and hilarious partner Jason, and her incredibly talented Resident Acting Company colleagues. Big thanks also to Scott Palmer for believing in her and putting up with her all these years.