Jennifer Haley

Jennifer Haley is the winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Nether, which saw its world premiere this Spring by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. Her other plays include Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, which premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville 2008 Humana Festival and continues to see productions nationwide; Froggy, in development with The Banff Centre and American Conservatory Theater; Breadcrumbs, which premiered at the 2010 Contemporary American Theatre Festival; and Sustainable Living, written in the 2011-2012 CTG Writers’ Workshop and featured at the Ojai Playwrights Conference.

Jennifer’s plays have been developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Lark Play Development Center, Summer Play Festival in New York, PlayPenn Playwrights Conference, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, and the Page 73 Productions Summer Residency at Yale, among other venues.  Jennifer is a former fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts. Her work is published by Samuel French and Playscripts, Inc.; Neighborhood 3 is published in French by Espaces 34.  She earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Brown University.

Jennifer lives in Los Angeles, where she founded The Playwrights Union, a network of theater artists in Los Angeles writing for stage, TV, and film. She is also a proud member of New Dramatists in New York City.