Jen Silverman
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Jen Silverman is a playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Plays include Spain; Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; The Moors; The Roommate; Witch, and Highway Patrol. Books include the debut novel We Play Ourselves, story collection The Island Dwellers, and novel There’s Going to be Trouble forthcoming from Random House in 2024. Silverman wrote The Miranda Obsession as a narrative podcast for Audible, starring Rachel Brosnahan. Silverman is a three-time MacDowell Fellow and a member of New Dramatists. They write for TV and film, including Tales of the City (Netflix) and Tokyo Vice (HBO/Max). Honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim.

Agent Information

Rachel Viola, UTA
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New York, NY 10106
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Affiliated writer Jen Silverman's Witch announced as a part of Huntington Theatre Company's 2020-21 season. 

Jen Silverman named one of the Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2019-20 Season by American Theatre. 

Jen Silverman's new collection of short stories, The Island Dwellers, will be published Random House on May 1st!

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Jen Silverman's play WITCH will receive a production at Writers Theatre, in Chicago. It is the world premiere of a commission, and will run September 26 – December 16. More information here.

Jen Silverman's COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES has been added to MCC's 2017-2018 season and will receive its New York premiere, running August 16 - September 23. More info here.