The Nether Wins 7 Ovations!
The Nether production at Center Theater Group wins 7 Ovation Awards for Playwriting, Featured Actress, Featured Actor, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, & Costume Design. Read the LA Times article
The Nether World Premiere Mar 19-Apr 14
Kickstarter Campaign for FROGGY
Through April 4th we're raising money to help fund our final two video design workshops. Check out the campaign and become a FROGGY backer!
June Media Workshop of FROGGY
Sustainable Living at Ojai
2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner
Jen has won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Nether, nominated by Center Theatre Group. The Prize is given annually to recognize women who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. Read more in the LA Times. The Nether will premiere at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre in March 2013.
Neighborhood 3 published in French
Translated by Emmanuel Gaillot and published by Espaces 34, Quartier 3: Destruction Totale has hit the shelves in France!
Highlights of 2011 in LA Theater
Breadcrumbs, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, was selected as a Highlight of 2011 in LA Theater by the LA Stage Times. The production ran at Theater 150 in Ojai, CA and won a Critic's Pick review in Backstage.
CTG Writers' Workshop
Jen joined Center Theatre Group's 2011-2012 Writers' Workshop. Seven playwrights meet over the course of the year, each working on a new play informed by professionals in the Los Angeles community. She's working on a new play about culture and architecture called Sustainable Living.
FROGGY at Sundance, Banff Centre, A.C.T.
This past fall was busy with music and staging for FROGGY with director Matt M. Morrow and composer Nathan Leigh. In October the team traveled back to The Banff Centre, where Nathan composed an amazing soundtrack. (LISTEN HERE TO DEMOS!) In December the work continued during a workshop at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. FROGGY was developed in April 2011 at the Sundance Theatre Lab at the Banff Centre in Banff National Park, Canada.
Special thanks to Kelly Robinson at The Banff Centre, Carey Perloff at A.C.T., Philip Himberg and Christopher Hibma at Sundance for their continuing commitment to the piece.
The Nether at the O'Neill, Lark, PTC@Play
Directed by Steve Cosson, The Nether was read at Philadelphia Theatre Company's PTC@Play in March 2012. Directed by Lisa Peterson, The Nether was read in the Lark Play Development Center Playwrights Week in New York and developed at the The O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2011.
Neighborhood 3: Ongoing Productions
Buy N3 online
Suburban teenagers become addicted to an online horror video game in this play, originally produced at the 2008 Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival of New Plays. Published by Samuel French, N3 now comes in a handy little book. find online