Under The Jello Mold


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In this award-winning comic play, Jennie Fahn revisits her very colorful character of a mother during what turned out to be the final act of her mother’s life. Jennie’s mother was a force to be reckoned with — a former dancer never content to merely rehash her past, there was always a story to be embellished, always a name to drop, and always a lesson to teach. Jennie learns that not only were her post-mortem instructions hid in a specific place... Her mother was also hiding a long-held secret. 



 “Make a beaten path to Under The Jello Mold  at The Whitefire Theatre... A one-person show must demonstrate diversity of character, intelligent, crisp, catchy and electric dialogue and stage presence that catches and holds the audience's attention. This show... delivers in all three categories with a uniquely comedic turn by Fahn and transparent direction by Tom Cavanaugh." 

                        - The Tolucan Times


"Jennie manages to find the humor in every situation.  She throws in a charming song and dance number to boot.  The segment when she discovers that Mom has passed is done with taste and strikes a nerve in the viewer... She handles both roles as herself and mom with aplomb!" 

                   - NoHo Arts District


"This is the show that will imprint your eyes, your imagination, and mostly your heart, in the most loving, humorous way... Fahn’s story is deeply moving as it is funny. Her priceless characterizations of her mother, father and everyone else passing through this tale are endowed with so much detail and love." 

              - Gia On the Move.com


"Wow. Just wow. The mother-daughter relationship can be complex and difficult to process, but Jennie Fahn turned her process into art. [A] fast-moving, remarkable piece... Will make you look at your own mother from an entirely new perspective!"  

       - Laura Huntt Foti, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer


"An authentic, hysterical moving piece, that will make you want to call your mother when it’s over!" 

       - Beth Polsky, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer

About Us

Jennie Fahn - Writer/Performer

  • Jennie Fahn is a writer/actor/director. Her first one-woman show, YOU MUTHA! A One-Mother Show, ran for two years in Los Angeles and was featured in the 2005 N.Y. Fringe Festival. As an actor, Jennie will appear shortly (pun intended) in the upcoming features SPINNING MAN, THE TWIN, and MUSE, and in the new Showtime episodic I’M DYING UP HERE. Los Angeles theater appearances include: GROW A PAIR…OF WINGS (Lounge Theater), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Actors Co-op), ALICE IN ONE-HIT WONDERLAND 1 & 2, JACKSON FROST (Troubies/Falcon), AMADEUS (with Neil Patrick Harris – Hollywood Bowl), THE WILD PARTY (Musical Theater Guild), ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (Matrix), A NEW BRAIN (West Coast Ensemble), UP THE WEEK WITHOUT A PADDLE (Neurotic Young Urbanites), and WONDERFUL TOWN (Reprise!). Or you may see her in a re-run of one of her television appearances on THE MIDDLE, HEROES, WITHOUT A TRACE, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, MY NAME IS EARL,WILL AND GRACE and BECKER. She recently wrote and directed her short film, BREAK, as well as directed several episodes of the web series INSULT TO INJURY. She also is the writer/co-star (with Tippi Hedren) of the short TEA WITH GRANDMA. Jennie is the proud wife of Jonathan, and mom of Harry and Sammy. 

Tom Cavanaugh - Director/Co-Producer

  • Tom Cavanaugh (Director/Producer) received an M.F.A. from the Actors Studio Drama School. While at the studio, Tom was a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Films Writers Foundation Project in Los Angeles. Cavanaugh’s one-act play, The Circus Still Comes to Town was produced as part of the Thesis Repertory Season at Circle in the Square Downtown (NYC). Cavanaugh served as Associate Producer for Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) and his short plays 50th & 8th and Amen were produced there in special presentation. Under the guidance of playwright Edward Allan Baker, Cavanaugh wrote the one act play Diner Talk in a workshop at Ensemble Studio Theatre; it was awarded first prize in the Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival and  produced in Maplewood, New Jersey. Tom’s full-length play Behold was a finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and was one of three winners of the  Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His one act play, Wonder won the Irene Bashore Award for Playwriting from Firstage Los Angeles. Tom’s full-length play Adam & Yoshi is a finalist in the second Annual McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition in McKinney, Texas, one of three finalist for the 2013 New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and won the 2012 Make the House Roar Prize for Comic Plays at the Lionheart Theater in Georgia. In 2014, Behold was given a staged reading with blocking for one night in The Living Room Series of The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, California. Tom’s full-length play, Inland Empress was developed in workshop for over a year with the Fierce Backbone Theater Company of Los Angeles and had its World Premiere at The Lounge Theatre in 2016. Tom was a member of the 2016 Play Lab at the William Inge Theater Festival in Independence, Kansas with his play, The Circus Still Comes to Town. Tom’s stage play Behold, currently is one of twelve plays in the final round of the American Association of Community Theater’s 2017 New Play Theater Festival. Tom is a writer member of Bobby Moresco’s Actors Gym and a writer member of Fierce Backbone in Los Angeles. 

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Saturday Nights at 8pm!

PLUS Two special shows Sunday Nov 12 - 3pm and 7pm! 

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Under The Jello Mold contains mature language and themes (ages 16 and older, please)


Whitefire Theatre

13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423

“Do whatever it takes to see this show. The hype is true… [A] masterpiece…”

 - Bob Leggett, LAMusicCritic.com

“An unforgettable one-woman performance that will have you laughing and crying and laughing again!”

  Shirine Partiyeli, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer  

“A TOUR DE FORCE! A moving and high energy journey through a woman’s relationship with her mother!”

 Andrew Holmes, Hollywood Fringe Certified Reviewer 


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