Rebecca Jernigan is an award winning storyteller who uses her experience as an actress and playwright to bring to life classical and original literature. She has performed and offered workshops throughout the region as well as for Department of Defense schools in Europe and Bahrain. During a year of teaching in China, she offered workshops in drama and storytelling to augment her ESL lessons. Dr. Jernigan has served the Mississippi Humanities Council as storyteller and scholar for literacy programs in English and Spanish. Her film credits include The Client, Ode to Billy Joe, and the 2016 film Texas Heart. She was a member of the Oxford University Shakespeare Festival acting company for three seasons. She often collaborates with other artists on special projects and mentors emerging performers.