Jenny Connell Davis
Affiliated Writer
Austin, TX

Jenny Connell Davis’s plays include Dragon Play, The Scientific MethodGoddess of Mercy, and End of Shift. In addition to her work with the Playwrights’ Center, her stage plays been developed or produced with the O'Neill, Icicle Creek, ACT in Seattle, the Araca Group, The Gift Theatre, Stage Left and ATC in Chicago, Ars Nova, Asolo Rep, NAATCO, Theater Mitu, New York Stage and Film, Shrewd Productions, Impact Theatre in Berkeley, Chance Theatre, SPACE at Ryder Farm, and Team Sunshine Performance Corporation.

Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide; she is currently adapting Dragon Play to film for Iconoclast/Anonymous Content.

She has been a finalist or semi-finalist for Seven Devils, BAPF, the Nicholl, and the Heideman Award, has been an honorable mention on the Kilroys list (2014, 2015) and for the Jane Chambers Award (2014), and has been twice-nominated for both the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Lark/PONY fellowship. She is a proud member of The Gift Theatre, former member of the Ars Nova Play Group, and a recipient of grants and/or commissions from Ars Nova, ScriptWorks, The Playwrights' Center, and the Network of Ensemble Theatres. Jenny was the 2014-2015 Hot Seat Local Writer in Residence at Baltimore's Center Stage Theater, where she helped organize their new Playwrights Collective, and the 2016 Resident Playwright at Chance Theatre in Anaheim, CA. 

She trained as an actor at Court and Steppenwolf theaters in Chicago, and in playwriting at University of Texas at Austin. She is represented by Circle of Confusion and Verve Talent.

Agent Information

Matthew Doyle, Verve Talent

Daniela Gonzalez, Circle of Confusion,


The Scientific Method by affiliated writer Jenny Connell Davis will have its world premiere at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, IL, running Oct 8th ~ Dec 2nd 2018. For more information, go to:

Jenny Connell Davis's play END OF SHIFT, developed at the Playwrights' Center, will run at Nazareth College from February 16th to February 25th 2018. For tickets and other info, visit:

SCIENTIFIC METHOD by Jenny Connell Davis will receive a reading at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, IL on November 3rd at 12:30 PM. For tickets and more information, email Rachel Abrams at

Jenny Connel Davis' SCIENTIFIC METHOD has been selected as a 2017 National Playwriting Conference Finalist! See the link for more information:

The Know Theatre's 2016-17 season will include Jenny Connell Davis’s "The Dragon Play" (Jan. 29-Feb. 20, 2017), a dark comedy about a teenage boy and a dragon who fall in love in rural Texas. Tamara Winters will direct.