Keenya Jackson is an emerging playwright co-founder of Jouska PlayWorks at Simpatico Theatre. Her play Botanicals or Giving it to God, was the recipient of PlayPenn’s professional public reading in 2019. The ten minute version of Botanicals also received a production with Mojaaa Theatre in 2018. Frankie and Johnny – The Play was a finalist in the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest in 2018. Additional plays have been produced and workshop/developed by Revamp Collective and Philadelphia Dramatist Center. A graduate of Arcadia University, she continues to grow as a playwright and in theatre by studying at such places as PlayPenn in Philadelphia and the National Playwright Symposium in Cape May, NJ.