Bio

JENNIFER FAWCETT is a Canadian playwright who lives in the US and is a co-founder of Working Group Theatre. Her plays have been produced at the Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project (Nashville), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City), Available Light Theatre (Columbus), the Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY), Drilling Company (NYC), the Hatchery Festival (Washington, DC), the Alcyone Festival (Chicago), and developed at the National New Play Network Showcase, the Kennedy Center, the Inkwell (Washington, DC), the Lark Playwright’s Week, Cultural Conversations (Penn State), the Little Festival of the Unexpected (Portland, ME), Curious Theatre (Denver), Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and in festivals across Canada.  Originally from Toronto, she is a graduate of the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and winner of the National Science Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center.  She was the NNPN Emerging Playwright in Residence at Curious Theatre Company.  Last summer she co-directed the creation of an original play, We Stood Up, at the Centre X Centre International Theatre Festival in Kigali, Rwanda with students from the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. Last fall she worked with local veterans co-writing and directing Telling: Iowa City, as part of the nationwide Telling Project.

Coming Up:  In July, Jennifer is going to the Kennedy Center to develop a new play called The Midwives Play [working title].  The play will have a workshop production at Northwest Missouri State University in October.

In August, Jennifer will be co-writing and directing Telling: Des Moines which will premiere at DMACC in November.

As part of Working Group’s year long Memory Project, Jennifer is co-creating The Broken Chord, in collaboration with Hancher Auditorium, to be premiered April 2013.  She is also leading The Seniors Project, a storytelling project that pairs local high school seniors with senior citizens to tell each others’ stories.

 

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