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Jackie Sibblies Drury

Jackie Sibblies Drury is an American playwright. A native of Plainfield, New Jersey, she is a graduate of the Brown University MFA playwriting program, receiving the David Wickham Prize in Playwriting.

Drury is known for plays including Social Creatures which was commissioned by and premiered at Trinity Repertory Theater Company, in Providence, Rhode Island in 2013; the play depicts a zombie apocalypse. Her play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (Soho Rep, 2012), was called by the The New York Times "her breakout work".

She was awarded the 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Fairview. The prize has a cash award of $25,000. Fairviewwas presented Off-Broadway in 2018 by Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Soho Rep. She was also awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her "hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual, layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors’ community to face deep-seated prejudices."

Friday Phone Call # 18

Friday Phone Call # 18

Jackie Sibblies Drury at New Dramatists

6 April 2012

The Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists has launched some exciting voices. I talked to the three current fellows about their path to this opportunity, what they are planning for it, and where they are headed. Start following these writers now! This is call two of three.