Jennifer Fawcett

Jennifer Fawcett is a playwright and the Associate Artistic Director of Working Group Theatre (www.workinggrouptheatre.org).  She is the winner of the 2015 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre. Her play, Out of Bounds, was awarded the 2014 National Theatre Project Grant from NEFA (New England Foundation for the Arts) and will be the US with Working Group Theatre in 2016. Her play, Birth Witches, was nominated for the 2013 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award. 

A graduate of the University of Iowa MFA Playwrights Workshop, Jennifer was the National New Play Network Playwright-In-Residence at Curious Theatre Company (Denver) and is the winner of the National Science Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center for her play Atlas of Mud. In the US, her plays have been produced at Hancher Auditorium (University of Iowa/APAP), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City), Available Light Theatre (Columbus), Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project (Nashville), 59E59 (New York), The Drilling Company (New York), the Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY), Alcyone Festival (Chicago), Theatre Masters (Aspen/West Palm Beach), the Hatchery Festival (Washington, DC) and in Canada at the Waterfront Theatre (Best of the Vancouver Fringe), SummerWorks Theatre Festival, the Blyth Festival, the Hysteria Festival (Buddies in Bad Times/Nightwood Theatre), Groundswell (Nightwood Theatre), and in fringe festivals across the country.

She has directed and co-written two productions as part of the national Telling Project, putting the stories of veterans on stage in their communities. She has traveled to Tanzania and Rwanda three times as a teaching artist, co-directing a play that premiered at the Centre X Centre International Theatre Festival in Kigali, Rwanda.  Most recently, she traveled to Barcelona, Spain with her company Working Group Theatre, as part of a new international theatre collaboration on a play called The Riot Ballet. 

Affiliation: 
ACTRA