Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Plays include War (LCT3), Gloria (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Vineyard), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature), Neighbors (The Public), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep., Theatre for a New Audience).  Currently a Residency Five playwright at the Signature Theatre.  Under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan, Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Recent Honors include Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. Education: M.A. in Performance Studies, NYU; Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the Juilliard School.  Currently teaches in the Hunter College Playwriting M.F.A. Program, where he is a Master-Artist-in-Residence.

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