Jenna Worsham

Jenna Worhsam is a New York and LA-based stage director, playwright, activist and TV/Film director. She is the author of four plays and directs regionally across the United States and abroad. Broadway: The Parisian Woman starring Uma Thurman, PicnicThe Heidi Chronicles starring Elizabeth Moss (Associate Director). Select Off-Broadway/Regional directing: Summer’s Soldier by Boo Killebrew, Blue Ridge by Abby Rosebrock (co-creator), Immigrant by Martyna Majok, The First (Williamstown Theatre Festival); TheSiblings Play by Ren Dara Santiago (Rattlestick Theater); Superstitions by Emily Zemba (The Pool Plays and Boston Court Theatre); The Climb by C.A. Johnson (Cherry Lane), AGNES by Catya McMullen (59E59 Theaters, New York Times Critic’s Pick); Belleville by Amy Herzog, starring Anna Camp & Thomas Sadoski (Pasadena Playhouse); Dear by Lily Houghton (MCC); Street Children by Pia Scala-Zankel (Vertigo/New Ohio Theatre, New York Times Critic’s Pick); GunCountry (A.R.T/New York); East Coast Curriculum by Lucy Thurber (Lee Strasberg Institute); Here to Be Seen (Commission from the Brooklyn DA, Re-Entry Taskforce); The Vagina Monologues (Taconic Correctional Facility and Cherry Lane). Jenna’s plays include GameThe SouthernerAugustus and The FifthGame was developed by Intar and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The Fifth was written in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Jenna has developed new work at MCC, The LARK, ACT, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, Labyrinth, EST and Primary Stages, among others. She is a 2018 National Fellow at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, as well as the recipient of a Drama League writer/director Fellowship, a Jonathan Alper Award (MTC) and two SDC Foundation Fellowships. Jenna is the co-creator of Blue Ridge with playwright Abby Rosebrock, as part of Jenna’s 2017 Boris Sagal Fellowship at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Jenna directed Blue Ridge at Williamstown and the play was then produced by The Atlantic Theater in New York. Jenna is the co-creator of The Homebound Project in partnership with No Kid Hungry,and the co-founder of Creative Solutions at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a residency program for human rights activists.