Laura Jacqmin is a playwright, TV writer, and videogame writer originally from Cleveland. Currently, she’s writing for the forthcoming series Get Shorty (MGM/Epix).
Plays: Residence (40th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville); January Joiner (Long Wharf Theatre); Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre); A Third (Finborough Theatre London); Look, we are breathing(Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Sundance Theatre Lab); Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Chicago Dramatists/At Play, 16th Street Theater); and Ghost Bike (Buzz22 Chicago). Awards: Wasserstein Prize, two NEA Art Works Grants, ATHE-Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, two MacDowell Fellowships, Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
Television: Grace and Frankie (Netflix); Lucky 7 (ABC). Video Games: The Walking Dead Season 3, and Minecraft: Story Mode (Telltale Games). She received her BA from Yale University, and earned an MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University.
In this piece, Triple Play project leads Tory Bailey and Brad Erickson respond to selections of a conversation between playwrights Laura Jacqmin and Jacqueline Lawton.