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Jennifer is a playwright with the Workshop Theater Company in New York City. She is published by Samuel French and the Dramatic Publishing Company. She has been a finalist twice in the Samuel French Short Play Festival, and was a winner in the Theatre Resources Unlimited Playreading Series in NYC and the Live Wire Play competition in Chicago with her play Endurance.

Her play Seal Songs received an award in the Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2010. A Weekend in Filey was performed at the Workshop Theatre in 2011, and also for two runs at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in London over the summer 2014. Mother’s Day (now called Rosemary and Time) received a three-day reading at the Workshop Theatre in NYC in 2015, and a sold-out full production at the Paradise Factory Theatre in February 2018. Two monologues from Seal Song (the first play of the double bill) are published in the True Acting Institute's book, Best Monologues for Women, 2019, and one from Endurance in their book, Best Monologues for Men, 2019. Endurance had a 2-day rehearsed reading at the Workshop Theatre, May 2019.

Jennifer's one-act play The Wave was part of the Workshop Theatre's Out Of The Hat Festival 4 in early 2019, and selected for SWAN Day (Support Women in the Arts Now) 2019. Her one-act play Voices from the Sea was part of Out Of The Hat Festival 5 in Fall 2019.

Jennifer's poem On the Way to Becoming won the Honorable Mention in the Gideon Poetry Review, summer of 2019.

Her book, Pioneer Journeys: Drama in Museum Education (New Plays Inc.), co-authored with Dorothy Napp Schindel, won Distinguished Book of the Year award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education in 1995.

Jennifer was Director of Drama at Friends Seminary in New York for twenty-two years, Head of the Arts Department at Riverdale Country School, and created the Performing Arts Department for the Spence school. She received a student-nominated Yale award for distinguished teaching in 2007, and is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.

 
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