Jayne Benjulian writes essays about theatre, poetry, and the cultural impact of artists on each other. Her essays, reviews, and journalism appear in Money, Ms., The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The California Journal of Women Writers and HowlRound [see http://howlround.com/playwrights-collaborators-or-contractors and http://howlround.com/the-dramaturgy-of-audience-jayne-benjulian-goes-to-the-theater-as-a-civilian]. She coaches and edits manuscripts by early career writers. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Poet Lore, Agni, Barrow Street, The Seattle Review, The Delaware Poetry Review and Spillway. New poems are forthcoming in Women’s Review of Books and the anthology Writing Fire.
Jayne Benjulian sits down with director and actor, and now, author, Jeff Zinn, to talk about acting and his new book The Existential Actor .
The last time I wrote for HowlRound , in October 2011, I was director of new play development at a theater. Since then, I have turned to the work of solitary writing. I have been in a kind of self-imposed exile learning again to write poetry, earning an MFA and...
Jayne Benjulian considers the rightful place of a playwright in the rehearsal room as the executive producer of his or her own work.