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Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman

2016-17 PoNY Fellow

Jen Silverman’s work has been produced in New York by Clubbed Thumb (Phoebe in Winter) and the Playwrights Realm (Crane Story), and at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (The Roommate, Humana 2015; Wondrous Strange, Humana 2016), Yale Rep (The Moors), and at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia (The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, Barrymore Award, Steinberg Award finalist). She has productions upcoming at Woolly Mammoth (Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops) and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (All the Roads Home), and development upcoming at South Coast Rep’s Pacific Playwrights Festival (Wink), and Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep (My Father The Speeding Bullet: Nincest).

She is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and has developed work with the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, the O’Neill, Playpenn, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown, New York Theatre Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Boston Court Theatre in LA, Youngblood/ EST, and the Royal Court in London among other places. She’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Leah Ryan Fellowship/ Lilly Award, the Inge Center’s Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the Helen Merrill Fund Award for emerging playwrights, and the Yale Drama Series Award for Still.  Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.

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