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Karla Jennings

Karla Jennings writes comedies about such things as anxious frogs and dramas about shape-shifting identities, human clones, global warming, poets in lost galaxies, pissy adolescent ghosts, seductive Nazis, murderous love triangles, and technology's massive impact on our lives. Her Tea Party spoof Whacking the Turkey was produced in Denver last November by And Toto Too Productions.

Recognition includes: O'Neill Playwrights Conference finalist 2012 and semifinalist 2007; two Sloan commissions; the National Arts Club Playwrights First Award; the John Gassner New Play Award (SUNY Stony Brook); Lark Playwrights' Week; 2011 YES Festival of New Plays; Pillars Playwriting Prize; Stage Left's LeapFest; and Ethel Woolson Lab selectee for Working Title Playwrights.

Upcoming productions: Free, Stageworks/Hudson's 2012 "Play By Play" Festival; Under the Bridge and Making a Home in "The Local," Essential Theater, July 2012. A former newspaper reporter whose freelance has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. She's also published a book on computer folklore (The Devouring Fungus, W.W. Norton & Co.).

In Praise of Being a Blind Reader
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In Praise of Being a Blind Reader

21 May 2014

Karla Jennings provides insight into the benefits of blind submissions in playwriting.

A Howl Out from Dharmic Dixie
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A Howl Out from Dharmic Dixie

31 May 2012