Join us for a look at the work of young New York-based playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Her Edgerton New Play Award winning play, We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… was read at PRELUDE 2011, followed by the 2012 world premiere production at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater, the New York premiere at Soho Rep., and the West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… will be performed this upcoming season at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Available Light Theatre, Company One, Undermain Theatre, and InterAct Theatre. Jackie’s plays have been developed at Sundance, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, A.C.T., The Soho Rep Writer/ Director Lab, New York Theatre Workshop, Trinity Rep, The Civilians, The Lark, The Magic Theatre, The MacDowell Colony, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Orchard Project, and Cape Cod Theatre Project. She is a graduate of Brown’s MFA playwriting program, where she was awarded the David Wickham Prize in Playwriting. Jackie received the 2012-2013 Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, is the inaugural recipient of the The Lark’s 2012-2014 Jerome Fellowship, and was recently awarded the Stavis Playwriting Award from the National Theater Conference.
The event will feature mixed media from past productions of her work, as well as readings and glimpses of works-in-progress, followed by a discussion with Shira Milikowsky (Director; Artistic Associate, A.R.T) and Geoffrey Jackson Scott (Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens), and others.