La MaMa Blogs: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins goes to Umbria

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins goes to Umbria

OBIE Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with lead the 9th Annual International Playwright Retreat at La MaMa Umbria this August.

Branden's play, AN OCTOROON, is currently running at Theatre For A New Audience through March 29th. His other plays include: Neighbors (Public Theater), War (Yale Rep), Appropriate (Signature Theater) and Gloria, which premieres at Vineyard Theater in May.  Read a great interview that Branden did with TCG's Eliza Bent HERE.

He has taught at New York University and Queens University of Charlotte, and in addition to the OBIE for Best New American Play, his honors include a Paula Vogel Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. 

The retreat will take place August 9 – August 18, 2015. For more info and to find out how to apply, CLICK HERE.

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