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Penny Jackson

BITTEN

Brian must convince his Irish alcoholic grandmother, Stella, that it’s time for her to move to a retirement community but Stella refuses to leave what she considers her true home: Quinn’s bar and its eccentric denizens.

GOING UP

Some people can really push your buttons: A businessman and a drag queen get stuck in an elevator at the Marriott Hotel.

I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT

A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.

SAFE

What else can an unhappy teenage girl do with a mom in rehab and an absentee dad but meet an older handsome man at Starbucks with a dangerous past?

THE YEAR AFTER

Set a year after 9/11, these two plays show how strangers of different ages, religions and races discover healing and hope through random encounters on the New York City subway and The Staten Island Ferry.

Penny Jackson's  play, SAFE, won best new dramatic writing at The Planet Connections Theater Festivity. This play was later produced at 59E59 in the East To Edinburgh Festival and then at The Edinburgh Fringe at The Space UK Theater. Her play, I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT, was produced last March by Ego Actus at The Workshop Theater. Upcoming plays include SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING, produced by Playwrights Round Table, and BEFORE for Manhattan Theater Works. Other plays include THE BELLE OF STATEN ISLAND, which was featured in the all female playwrights festival Double X in Seattle. Awards include a Pushcart Prize, Barnard College's One Act Play Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Recently, Penny was the only non-British playwright to be one of eight finalists for The Kenneth Branagh Prize for Drama. She is a member of The League of Professional Theater Women and The Dramatists Guild. Penny is also the author of the novel, Becoming The Butlers, and a new short story collection, All Alices, which will be published May, 2014.


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