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 [B&B Founding Artistic Director] Scott Palmer. She was cast as an extra in his 2006 outdoor Bard in the Quad production of Romeo & Juliet, and 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 B&B season, and is a founding member of the Resident Artist Company! 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), Gordon in The Farndale Ave…Murder at Checkmate Manor (2017), and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (2019). Arianne became a box officer for B&B in 2009, and began her job as Patron Services Manager in 2015. 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 (three 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 and Associate Artist colleagues.