Jen Silverman
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY
Biography

Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Jen’s theatre work includes: Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (world premiere at Woolly Mammoth, New York premiere with MCC, London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse, New York Times Critic’s Pick); The Roommate (Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf directed by Phylicia Rashad, Long Wharf, South Coast Repertory Theatre, among others); The Moors (world premiere at Yale Rep, New York premiere with The Playwrights Realm, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); Dangerous House (Williamstown Theatre Festival; originally InterAct Theatre in an earlier iteration); and Witch (commissioned and premiered by Writers Theatre, Chicago). Her plays have been published or produced internationally in the UK, Germany, Australia, Spain, and China.

Jen is a member of New Dramatists, an affiliated artist with The Playwrights Center, New Georges, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has developed work with the O’Neill, New York Theatre Workshop, Playpenn, The Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep, and the Royal Court in London among other places. She’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fellowship, the Yale Drama Series Award, the Helen Merrill Award, and a Lilly Award. She was the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark.

Jen’s collection of interlinked stories, The Island Dwellers, was just published by Random House. Her first novel is forthcoming with them. Jen also writes for TV and film, most recently on Netflix’s Tales of the City. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.

Agent Information

Rachel Viola, UTA
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Successes

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

More information available at: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/554246/

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.

Jen Silverman's The Roomate will be featured in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2018-2019 Season. It runs from September 21st-October 21st, 2018.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2018 season to feature affiliated writer Jen Silverman's new play Dangerous House, running August 8th ~ 19th. For more information: http://wtfestival.org/shows-events/