Awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) playwriting grant, commissions from Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Foundation, New Dramatists' Joe Callaway Award and Whitfield Cook Award, the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays' Roger Stevens Award, two Drama-Logue Awards, and the Greenwall Foundation's Oscar Ruebhausen Commission. She has been a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Heideman Award, the Denver Center Theatre's Francesca Primus Prize, and received an Honorable Mention for the Jane Chambers Award. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Hermitage Arts Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, and the Edward Albee Foundation. She is an alum of New Dramatists, and a current member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Jacquelyn's work has been published in two "Women Playwrights: The Best Plays," several "Best American Short Plays," various "Best Monologues," "Shorter, Faster, Funnier," "Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays," "The Quarterly," "O, The Oprah Magazine," and by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, and Smith and Kraus. A collection of her one-act plays THINGS BETWEEN US is published by Dramatists Play Service.
Other television includes: CBS' BRAINDEAD, NBC's SMASH (Executive Producer, Theresa Rebeck), NBC's LAW AND ORDER: CI, and MTV's DARIA. Her one-act plays: 2B (OR NOT 2B), A VERY VERY SHORT PLAY, I KNOW, and DEAR KENNETH BLAKE have been recorded for public radio/podcast for Playing On Air.
Jacquelyn has taught writing at New York University, Columbia University, Ohio University, Fordham University, Goddard College, the Stonybrook-Southampton Writers Conference, and Oberlin College. She has written and directed many plays with the Hell's Kitchen kids of The 52nd Street Project. She has a BA in Theatre from Oberlin College and a MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University. She is a founding member of Honor Roll! an action and advocacy group for women playwrights over 40-and their allies-whose goal is inclusion in the theater. She is currently writing a new Sloan Foundation/EST commissioned play. And developing two TV projects.
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