Jen Silverman
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Her plays include Witch (Writers Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse in LA); Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties… (Woolly Mammoth, Southwark Playhouse in London, MCC); The Roommate (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf directed by Phylicia Rashad, Long Wharf, South Coast Repertory, Theater Biel/Solthurn in Switzerland, Salón Teatro in Spain, etc); and The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Seymour Center in Sydney, Red Stitch in Melbourne). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, and an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. She’s a two-time MacDowell Colony fellow, a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Fellowship, and the Yale Drama Series Award. She was the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark.

Jen is the author of The Island Dwellers, a collection of interlinked stories which was published by Random House and long-listed for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards. Her first novel, We Play Ourselves, is forthcoming with Random House in 2021. Jen also writes for TV and film. She has written for Netflix and Showtime, and is currently in development on original projects with Annapurna, A24, and FX. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. More info:

Agent Information

Rachel Viola, UTA
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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.