Initial PGF Award: Playwriting Fellowship, 2009, 2011 Works in Progress Residency Award: Design
Additional PGF Awards: Opportunity for winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright, dramaturg, and performer, whose stage plays include: The Change, Neighbors, Thirst, Zoo, Heart!!!, and Content. His work has been/will be seen at Prelude ('08 and ’09), The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, PS122, McCarter Theatre, Dixon Place, Links Hall, and Soho Rep. He is a former NYTW Playwriting fellow, an alum of the Soho Rep Writers/Directions Lab, and is currently a member of the Ars Nova playgroup and The Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. He also holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU.