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Jennifer Kokai

Jennifer A. Kokai is a playwright, dramaturg, and historian who lives in Ogden, Utah.

Jennifer A. Kokai is a playwright, director, and historian who teaches at Weber State University. She is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild, the Utah Playwright’s Collective, and the Plan-B Theatre Company Playwriting Lab. Her play ZOMBIE THOUGHTS, co-written with Oliver Kokai-Means recently toured Utah with Plan-B Theatre, is touring the Washington DC area with Building Better People Productions, and was performed or read by St. Andrews Priory, Off-Key Anthem Collective, and State Fair Community College. Her play Girl of Glass was included in the Lark’s 2014 Playwright’s Week, was a 2015 O’Neill Semi-finalist and will be produced in New York City spring of 2019 with THML Theatre. She has also published the book Swim Pretty: Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature on mermaids and aquatic spectacles with Southern Illinois University Press.   

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The Necessity of Including Youth in the Development of Theatre for Young Audiences
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The Necessity of Including Youth in the Development of Theatre for Young Audiences

5 February 2019

Playwright Jenny Kokai talks about co-writing a piece of theatre for young audiences with her now twelve-year-old son.