Jen Silverman

    Jen Silverman
    Wild Blue (PlayPenn, 2014)

    Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright and writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her theatre work includes The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre premiere, off-Broadway with The Playwrights Realm, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); The Roommate (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville world premiere, produced widely across the U.S. including productions at South Coast Rep and Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf); Phoebe In Winter (Off-off Broadway with Clubbed Thumb); The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane (InterAct Theatre: Barrymore Award, Steinberg Award citation); Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties (Woolly Mammoth premiere, The Theater @ Boston Court, upcoming at the Southwark Playhouse in London); and All The Roads Home (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premiere). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, an affiliated artist with SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has developed work with the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, The Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep, and the Royal Court in London among other places. She’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of an NYFA grant, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Work-Space residency, the Yale Drama Series Award and the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship via the Lark. Jen also writes in other media. She has a two-book deal with Random House for a collection of stories (The Island Dwellers, May 2018) and a novel, and is developing an original television project with Working Title. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. www.jensilverman.com