Jen Silverman
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

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); DANGEROUS HOUSE (InterAct Theatre: Barrymore Award, Steinberg Award citation, upcoming at Williamstown Theatre Festival); and COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES (US premiere: Woolly Mammoth, UK premiere: Southwark Playhouse). 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 was 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:

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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.

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: