Jennifer Maisel

Before its critically acclaimed world premiere at ANTAEUS in the fall of 2019, Jennifer developed Eight Nights with the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Bay Street Theatre, Playmakers, Moving Arts and ANTAEUS; that production was nominated for nine coveted Ovation Awards, and won for Best Playwriting and Best Actress. The play was also part of nationwide fundraiser for HIAS called 8 nights of Eight Nights.  Jennifer’s The Last Seder premiered Off-Broadway with Gaby Hoffmann and Greg Mullavey after productions around the country and abroad.  Her Out of Orbit was workshopped at the Gulf Shore New Play Festival as well as the Sundance Theatre Lab, and was awarded an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P Sloan rewrite commission for plays about science and technology before making the 2016 Kilroy List and winning both the Stanley Award and the Woodward Newman Award for Drama. It premiered at Williamston Theatre and Bloomington Playwrights Project in 2018. Her Pen West Literary finalist There or Here had its London premiere in January 2018. Her @thespeedofJake, also a Pen West Literary finalist, premiered in LA at Playwrights’ Arena.  Jennifer was one of seven playwrights commissioned by Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Arena to create The Hotel Play, a site-specific work created in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the LA riots. Jennifer was one of five writers in the prestigious Humanitas 2018 PlayLA workshop, where she wrote her play Better.  In April 2021, she was the Travis Bogard Artist in Residence with a Tao House fellowship, where she wrote a new play on Eugene O’Neill’s former estate.  She also writes for film and television.

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