Jenny Schwartz

Jenny Schwartz


Jenny Schwartz’s (Playwrightplays include God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun, Cause for Alarm, and 41-derful.  Jenny directed 41-derful for Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2014. Somewhere Fun premiered at the Vineyard Theatre in 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.  With Todd Almond, Jenny was the 2012 recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre to support the development of Iowa at New Dramatists.  Iowa was also developed at Sundance Theatre Institute Theatre Lab at Mass / MoCA. 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 Streslin Playwriting Fellowship. God's Ear and Somewhere Fun were both finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.  Jenny chairs the Soho Rep Writer / Director Lab with Ken Rus Schmoll and teaches playwriting at Playwright’s Horizons Theatre School / NYU Tisch. She received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University, is a graduate of Juilliard’s playwriting program, is a member of both The Clubbed Thumb Writers Group and New Dramatists.   

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