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Who are you, how did you get into theatre, and where might audiences have seen you before?
My name is Jennifer Cole. I've been involved in theatre since I was about 7 years old. Although I performed in church plays and school plays, I didn't become serious about acting until I reached high school. If you are from the Metro Detroit area you might have seen me performing with the Detroit Repertory Theatre in their production of Firepower, or you might have seen me play Portia in the Shakespeare in Detroit production of Merchant of Venice. If you're from Windsor you might have seen me performing with my band One Man Out at Cosmos in the casino.
What can you tell us about Mrs. Muller?
I am playing the role of Mrs. Muller, the mother of Donald Muller. Strong, poised, and focused -- it is definitely a joy portraying her.
Why did you want to play Mrs. Muller?
I've always wanted to play this character because I feel that she has so many levels. She has an awesome way of getting her point across without giving away her position.
How is Mrs. Muller important to the plot and theme of DOUBT?
Mrs. Muller is the first and only character you get to see outside of the church. She also gives the audience its only chance to take a look into the life of Donald Muller. Through Mrs. Muller the audience gets great insight into the nature of Donald, and she gives the audience something more to consider.
What do you hope audiences get from seeing DOUBT -- both at The Shadowbox while they're watching, and when they think about it afterwards?
While the audience watches the show at The Shadowbox I hope they see just how amazing this cast is and how brilliant the choices are that they are making. I absolutely love working with them. This is a captivating show. I hope that while the audience goes on this journey with these characters who question their moral certainty it will make them reflect on their own moral certainties as well.