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Jenny Schwartz

Jenny Schwartz’s plays include God’s EarSomewhere FunIowaCause for Alarm, and 41-derfulIowa will premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. Somewhere Fun premiered last season at New York's Vineyard Theatre. God’s Ear was produced in New York by New Georges and the Vineyard Theatre. God's Ear has been produced nationally and internationally from Lisbon, Portugal to Boise, Idaho to Sydney, Australia. With Todd Almond, Jenny was the 2012 recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre for the development of their musical play IowaIowa has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Sundance / MASS MoCA, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New Dramatists, and The Flea Theatre. Other awards and honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award in Drama, a Kesselring honor, two grants from Lincoln Center’s Lecomte Du Nuoy Foundation, and Soho Rep’s Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship. God's Ear and Somewhere Fun were both finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn award.  Jenny co-chairs the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. She received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University, is a graduate of Juilliard’s playwriting program, and is a member of New Dramatists.

Maria Striar Talks with Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks Playwrights

Maria Striar Talks with Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks Playwrights

28 May 2014

A conversation with Maria Striar, producing artistic director of Clubbed Thumb and Summerworks 2014 playwrights, Jenny Schwartz, Peggy Stafford, and Ariel Stess.