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Playwright; Residency Five Playwright, Signature Theatre; Teacher and Artist in Residence, Hunter College

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Bio

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, MTC/Sloan, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He teaches in the Hunter College playwriting MFA program, where he is a master artist in residence. Jacobs-Jenkins’s credits include Everybody, War, Gloria (a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Appropriate (which earned an Obie Award), An Octoroon (Obie Award recipient), and Neighbors. His recent honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Benjamin Danks Award, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the Tennessee Williams Award.Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose credits include War (Yale Rep; forthcoming at Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience) and Neighbors (The Public Theater). He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and is under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, MTC/Sloan, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His recent honors include the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams award. In addition to holding an MA in Performance Studies from NYU, Branden is also a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the Juilliard School. He currently teaches in the Hunter College Playwriting MFA Program, where he is a Master-Artist-in-Residence.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and other top speakers and celebrities.

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