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Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman (Playwright; she/they) is a New York-based writer. Jen’s plays include Witch (Writer’s Theatre, The Geffen); The Roommate (Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf, South Coast Rep, Long Wharf, etc); Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (Woolly Mammoth, Southwark Playhouse in London, MCC Theater); and The Moors (Yale Rep, The Playwrights Realm). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, a three-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of the Yale Drama Series Award, the Helen Merrill, a Lilly Award, and the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York Fellowship. Jen is also the author of The Island Dwellers, a collection of interlinked stories published by Random House and longlisted for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards. Jen's debut novel We Play Ourselves was recently published by Random House, featured in The New York Times, selected by O Magazine as an “LGBTQ Book That Will Change the Literary Landscape,” and by Harper's Bazaar as one of the “20 Best LGBTQ Books of 2021.” Essays have appeared in Vogue, The Paris Review, and LitHub among others. Jen also writes for TV and film.  More info: www.jensilverman.com 

(As of September 2021)

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