Jennie Webb is an independent Los Angeles playwright and dramaturg (she created and ran the new play development program, “Seedlings,” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, currently runs private workshops and co-created the Ignite Project at EST/LA) with works produced locally at EST/LA, Inkwell Theater, Santa Monica Rep, Theatre of NOTE, La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival and Rogue Machine Theatre (where her dark retail comedy Yard Sale Signs premiered).
National recognition includes Finalist (Footprint, O’Neill and Gulfshore Playhouse, Smiling Cat Candy Heart, City Theatre Short Play Fest) and Semi-Finalist (O’Neill, PlayPenn, Trustus Theatre Festival, Athena Project) nods. Her short plays (including Unclaimed Assets, About What Matters, Rebecca on the Bus, Chicken Shoot, Smiling Cat Candy Heart, Brand New Script, Reach and Buying a House) have been produced online and at theaters and universities across the country and in Canada, the UK, India, Iran and Iceland.
She has been a part of The Playwright Center’s PlayLabs, Great Plains Theatre Conferences, Little Black Dress INK Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festivals, Virginia Avenue Project, EST/LA Winterfest and Launchpad, Moving Arts MADlab, Road Theatre’s WORD and Summer Playwrights Festivals, Inkwell Development Lab, Rogue Artist Ensemble Rogue Lab and Road Theatre’s inaugural Under Construction with plays including The Complete Story of the War, Crazy Bitch, Separate Loads, Jilt, Footprint, Space Available, Currency, Not Cake, Under the Gobpile, The Big Red Naugahyde Booth (or Would-be Elks) and adaptation.resilience. Her work is published by Heinemann Press, Smith & Kraus, Next Stage Press and ICWP.
She is currently a member of the Playwrights Union, EST/LA, Rogue Machine Theatre and the Dramatists Guild. She is the recipient of a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award, two Max K. Lerner Fellowships and co-founded and acts as editor-at-large for the LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI). jenniewebbsite.com + @jenniewebbsite