Jennifer Maisel

Jennifer Maisel
There or Here (PlayPenn, 2007)

Jennifer Maisel’s plays have been developed and produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Magic Theatre,  The Organic Theatre,  Rattlestick Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre (New York and Los Angeles), South Coast Repertory,  Playwrights’ Arena, The Bat at the Flea, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey,  The LARK, The Hypothetical, Epic Theatre Ensemble,  Theatre J,  Rorschach Theatre,  The Victory Theatre, Circle X Theatre,  Theatre of NOTE and Teatro da Juventude (Brazil) among others.  Her play The Last Seder premiered off-Broadway in 2013 by Rosalind Productions after productions around the country, including Chicago and Los Angeles.  Her There or Here premiered with Hypothetic Theatre in New York and is under option for a London Premiere. @thespeedofJake, a Kilroy nominee in 2014 and a Kilroy Honorable Mention in 2015, premiered with Playwrights’ Arena in Los Angeles in 2015.

She has developed plays at the Playwrights Center’s PlayLabs in Minneapolis,  ASK Theatre Project’s Spring Writer’s retreat in Los Angeles, NYU’s FirstLook@NewPlays in New York,  University of the Arts New Play Festival, Moving Arts MADLabs, Cypress College’s New Play Festival (five times) in California, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab,  PlayPenn in Philadelphia and the 2010 Sundance Theatre Lab.

Jennifer is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award and their Charlotte Woolard Award for Promising New Voice in American Theatre, as well their Roger Stevens Award for Playwrights of Extraordinary Promise.  She won South Coast Repertory’s California Playwrights Competition and was a finalist  for the PEN West Literary Award (twice),  the Sundance Theatre Lab,  the O’Neill Theatre Conference (twice), the STAGES International Playwriting Competition,  the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Abingdon Theatre’s Christopher Brian Wolk Award (twice), the Ojai Playwrights Festival and the Heideman Award (three times).

Full length plays include:  @thespeedofJakeOut of OrbitThe PantherThere or HereThe Last Sederbirds…And the Two RomeosMallbabyEdenDark HoursMad Love, and a co-adaptation of The Dybbuk. Shorter works include: Goody Fucking Two ShoessoarimpenetrableAnimal Dreamsfissshhhh, and How I Learned to Spell.