Jen Silverman
Core Writer
New York, NY
Biography

Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright and writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her theatre work includes THE MOORS (Yale Repertory Theatre premiere, off-Broadway with The Playwrights Realm, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); THE ROOMMATE (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville world premiere, produced widely across the U.S. including South Coast Rep, SF Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival and upcoming at Steppenwolf); PHOEBE IN WINTER (Off-off Broadway with Clubbed Thumb); THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE (InterAct Theatre: Barrymore Award, Steinberg Award citation); COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES (Woolly Mammoth premiere, The Theater @ Boston Court); and ALL THE ROADS HOME (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, an affiliated artist with SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has developed work with the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 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, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Fellowship, and the Yale Drama Series Award. She is the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. She has a two-book deal with Random House for a collection of stories (THE ISLAND DWELLERS) and a novel. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. More info: www.jensilverman.com

Agent Information

Rachel Viola, UTA
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Successes

Jen Silverman selected for 2017 Residency at Ryder Farm. See the link for more info: http://www.spaceonryderfarm.org/2017-residents

Jen Silverman's play The Roommate will be included in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. 

Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE to open Williamstown Theatre Festival's mainstage season, starring S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek. See: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/theater/williamstown-theater-festival...

Jen Silverman's The Moors to be given a reading as part of Forward Flux's 2017 season. See the link for more info: http://www.forwardflux.com/magazine/2017season/

Jen Silverman has been announced as a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist. See the link for more details: http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/02/09/susan-smith-blackburn-prize-an...