Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Personal Information
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose credits include War (Yale Rep; forthcoming at Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience) and Neighbors (The Public Theater). He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and is under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, MTC/Sloan, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His recent honors include the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams award. In addition to holding an MA in Performance Studies from NYU, Branden is also a graduate of the LIla Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the Juilliard School. He currently teaches in the Hunter College Playwriting MFA Program, where is a Master-Artist-in-Residence.
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1 WON 2024 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The Comeuppance Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2018 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Everybody Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Gloria Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2016 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Gloria Playwright
5 WON 2014 Obie Award, Best New American Play Appropriate Playwright