Resident Playwright2008 -- 2015
Jenny Schwartz’s plays include God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun, and Cause For Alarm. Somewhere Fun will receive its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre in the spring of 2013, directed by Anne Kauffman. God's Ear was produced in New York by New Georges and the Vineyard Theatre, also directed by Anne Kauffman. God's Ear has been produced nationally and internationally from Lisbon, Portugal to Boise, Idaho to Sydney, Australia. Jenny is the 2012 recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre for the development of her musical Iowa, which she is writing with composer Todd Almond. Iowa is being developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival and Sundance/MassMoCA. Other awards and honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award in Drama, a Kesselring honor, two Susan Smith Blackburn special commendations, two grants from Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nuoy Foundation, and Soho Rep’s Dorothy Streslin Playwriting Fellowship. This is her second season co-chairing the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab with director Ken Rus Schmoll. Jenny received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University and is a graduate of Juilliard’s playwriting program.