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Jen was raised in Asia, Europe, and Scandinavia and the US. Her work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (CRANE STORY), at Cleveland Public Theatre (AKARUI), by the Gallatin School (BONES AT THE GATE) and by Clubbed Thumb (PHOEBE IN WINTER). She is a member of Youngblood at EST, Uncharted at Ars Nova, Groundbreakers at terraNova, and is an affiliated artist with New Georges, Playwrights Realm, and The Lark. She is a two-time MacDowell Fellow and has developed work with Playwrights Horizons, InterAct Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, NY Stage & Film/ Powerhouse, Seven Devils, and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She has also held residencies at Hedgebrook, New Harmony Project, and the Millay Colony. In 2011 she was a US Delegate for a China/America Writers Exchange in Beijing. Her play STILL won the Jane Chambers Award and the Yale Drama Series Award. She is also a poet and a prose writer: her “Bath Poems” series won the Ploughshares Emerging Writer Award, and was published in Ploughshares, and her creative non-fiction piece “Six Bright Horses” won the Orlando Prize and was published in the LA Review. BA: Brown. MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
Samuel French Titles by Jen Silverman
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- A Musical Classic Gets a Bold New Staging in San Antonio
- Beautiful: The Multi-Generational Draw of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
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