JAMI BRANDLI’s plays include The Romeo and Juliet Senior Citizens Project: A Comedy, M-Theory: a play told in 11 dimensions, Technicolor Life, Sisters Three, Through the Eye of a Needle, O: A Rhapsody in Divorce, Visiting Hours, The Caregiver’s Guide and BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) which was named in the inaugural Kilroys List. Works produced/developed at New Dramatists, New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark, Launch Pad, The Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater, Moving Arts, The Inkwell Theater, Great Plains Theatre Conference, among other venues.
Jami is currently a commissioned playwright for Center Theatre Group’s 2022 L.A. Writers’ Workshop led by Luis Alfaro where she is developing a play about female magicians titled The Magician’s Sister. The Magician’s Sister will be presented this September as part of CTG’s New Works Festival at The Kirk Douglas Theater. The Romeo and Juliet Senior Citizens Project–A Comedy will be presented at The Road’s Summer Playwrights Festival this July. M-Theory was recently presented at Kitchen Dog Theater’s 2022 New Works Festival, and her mini-opera “Diana and Narcissus” premiered at New Opera West in Los Angeles this spring.
BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) nominated for Best Playwriting for an Original Play; Los Angeles Ovation Awards. 2020 Under Construction Playwright with The Road. 2019 Humanitas Prize PLAY LA playwright. Winner of John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, Holland New Voices Award, Ashland New Plays Festival and Aurora Theatre Company’s GAP Prize. Finalist for the PEN Literary Award for Drama, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Fellowship, Princess Grace Award, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her short works are published with TCG, Dramatic Publishing Company, Applause Books, and Smith & Kraus.
A proud member of The Playwrights Union and The Dramatist Guild, Jami teaches dramatic writing at Lesley University’s low-residency MFA program. She is represented by Samara Harris at the Michael Moore Agency. Her plays can also be found on the New Play Exchange.
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