Jen Silverman is a playwright, novelist, poet and screenwriter. Jen’s plays include Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; The Moors; The Roommate; and Witch. They have been produced off-Broadway, regionally across the US, and internationally in Australia, the UK, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Spain. Jen is the author of the debut novel We Play Ourselves and the story collection The Island Dwellers (Random House) and the poetry chapbook Bath, selected by Traci Brimhall for Driftwood Press. Additional work has appeared in Vogue, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Sun, Literary Hub, Yale Review, and elsewhere. Jen wrote The Miranda Obsession as a narrative podcast for Audible/ Vice, starring Rachel Brosnahan. Jen also writes for TV and film. Honors include: The Helen Merrill Award, the Yale Drama Series Award, the Lilly Award, Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Jen is a three-time MacDowell Fellow, a member of New Dramatists, a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow (Prose) and a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow (Drama).
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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!
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.