Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright raised in Asia, Europe, and Scandinavia and the United States. Her work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (Crane Story), off-off Broadway by Clubbed Thumb (Phoebe in Winter), regionally at InterAct (The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane), and commissioned and produced by Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/ NYU (That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her). The Roommate was selected for the 2015 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, Ars Nova, The Playwrights Realm, The Lark, and Youngblood/EST, was a workspace resident with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and received a Playwriting Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a two-time MacDowell Fellow and has developed work with Playwrights Horizons, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, NY Stage & Film/ Powerhouse, Williamstown, Playpenn, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Seven Devils, New York Theatre Workshop, and The New Harmony Project. Her play The Hunters was selected for the 2014 Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentor Lynn Nottage). Her play Still won the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, and was published by Yale University Press. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and a Leah Ryan / Lilly Award. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.
More information: www.jensilverman.com