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Jenny Lyn Bader

Jenny Lyn Bader is a playwright and essayist living in New York City. Her plays include Mona Lisa Speaks (Core Ensemble), In Flight (Turn to Flesh Productions), None of the Above (New Georges), also produced on Theatre Row; and Manhattan Casanova (Hudson Stage). One-acts include: Miss America (NY Int’l Fringe Festival, “Best of Fringe” selection) and Worldness (Humana Festival of New American Plays). Her work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Applause, Indie Theatre Now, and Smith & Kraus. She co-authored He Meant, She Meant (Warner), wrote both seasons of the MSN series Watercooler; and contributed frequently to The New York Times “Week in Review” when it existed.  

Jenny Lyn co-founded Theatre 167, where she has worn many hats, and where she co-authored all three plays in The Jackson Heights Trilogy as well as I Like to Be Here and Church of Why Not, and currently serves as Artistic Producer. Her podplay The International Local (This Is Not a Theatre Company) will be featured in the Subway Plays app, launching in spring 2017. A Harvard graduate, she belongs to the Dramatists Guild and the League of Professional Theatre Women. For more, see www.jennylynbader.com.  Twitter: @JennyLynBader. 

A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre
Essay

A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre

4 March 2017

Jenny Lyn Bader looks at theatre’s gender parity movement.