Jennifer is a writer, teacher, and theatre artist. In theatre, she has worn many hats, playwriting being her favorite.
She is the winner of the NNPN Smith Prize and the Susan Glaspell Award and was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Apples in Winter, the NEFA National Theatre Project Award (with her company Working Group Theatre) for Out of Bounds, the Kennedy Center’s National Science Playwriting Award for Atlas of Mud, and she was nominated for the ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award for Birth Witches.
Her plays have been produced at Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Urbanite Theatre (Sarasota), Centenary Stage Company (Hackettstown, NJ), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City), the Source Festival (Washington, DC), Hancher Auditorium (University of Iowa), Available Light Theatre (Columbus), Uprising Theatre Company (Minneapolis), Halcyon Theatre (Chicago), and the Drilling Company (New York), among others.
She has developed work at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor Summer Residency, the Lark (New York), Palm Beach Dramaworks (West Palm Beach), the Banff Playwrights Colony (Canada), the Little Festival of the Unexpected (Portland, ME), the Inkwell (Washington, DC), and the NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Workshop. A graduate of the University of Iowa MFA Playwrights Workshop, she was the NNPN Playwright-In-Residence at Curious Theatre Company (Denver).
She is a co-founder of Working Group Theatre (WGT), an award-winning company whose methodology blends interview-based material with fictional stories to create plays that are highly theatrical but grounded in the experiences of the audience.
She is also a doula. An expat Canadian, she lives in Albany, NY with her husband and son.