Playwright; Residency Five Playwright, Signature Theatre; Teacher and Artist in Residence, Hunter College
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, MTC/Sloan, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He teaches in the Hunter College playwriting MFA program, where he is a master artist in residence. Jacobs-Jenkins’s credits include Everybody, War, Gloria (a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Appropriate (which earned an Obie Award), An Octoroon (Obie Award recipient), and Neighbors. His recent honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Benjamin Danks Award, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the Tennessee Williams Award.