Jenn Cutter started gaming with an old Intellivision lying around the house and has since collected nearly every console known to the world. OpenAlpha was created out of the desire to share her love of gaming with more than her semi-uninterested friends. The first episode was released on July 20th, 2005 and almost instantly amassed an international following that grew exponentially over the next sixteen episodes. OpenAlpha’s popularity led to many appearances on Call For Help with Leo Laporte. Jenn has appeared on G4TechTV, CP24, HowTo Australia, and TVTokyo. She’s also contributed to This Week In Tech, Hak.5, and been mentioned on such shows as The Tech Guy on KFI, Security Now, and Diggnation. After a two year break for university Jenn is thrilled to return to Open Alpha, exploring and expressing her love of gaming and all gaming-related news. Topics range from new releases to old classics, modding, culture, industry trends, & other tech that’s just plain fun.
As a stereotypical Canadian, Jenn says ‘eh’ and is absolutely crazy about hockey in all its forms. Though she swears she says ‘about’ and not ‘aboot’! Even playing hockey at the provincial and national level helped her hone her gaming chops. Long trips to compete in in distant provinces, states, and countries were made much easier with a Gameboy in hand. As a result of this she used to be able to name the original 151 Pokémon, in order. 152 if you count Missingno.
Jenn cultivated her stage presence on a literal stage, performing in theatres across the Maritimes and southern Ontario. She was a frequent guest on shows at the old Tim Sims Playhouse, inside Toronto’s Second City, such as The Shehori Brothers’ Character Night and 30 Days = Three Plays by Steve Morel. She was truly honoured to be one of the twenty performers to close the Playhouse alongside such greats including Dan Redican, The Doo Wops, Fast & Dirty, and The Williamson Playboys, among others, before jumping stages to take part in the last Second City Mainstage improv set at 56 Blue Jays Way. She’s thrilled to be living in her hometown Etobicoke again to produce more episodes of OA and begin new projects, both on stage and screen.