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One-Act Plays

Jenny Lyn Bader has published 11 plays in Smith & Kraus’ Best 10-Minute Play series: The Popcorn Sonata (City Theatre); Past Lives (Center Stage NY); The Third First Blind Double Date (New Georges Performathon); One Night at Your Local Superstore (Café Theatre at George St. Playhouse), Valentine’s Play (Stageworks/Hudson), Best Friends (W.E.T. “The Love Plays”), and Oppression and Pearls (Largo at the Coronet Theatre, L.A., in “Standing on Ceremony”), Anniversary Season (Half Moon Theatre), Pink, Grey, Maroon (Half Moon Theatre), Supernatural Seminar (Half Moon Theatre), and (forthcoming) Foodies (Half Moon Theatre). Her short play Worldness, produced in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, is published by Dramatists Play Service and appears in Best Scenes of 2001 (S&K). Other one-acts include Miss America (NY Int’l Fringe Festival, “Best of the Fringe” selection), The Fisherman’s Wife (HERE Arts Center), The Joint Collection (Mile Sq. Theatre), Compulsive Behavior (Great American Music Hall), Artists (Nantucket Short Play Festival), Betrayals (John Montgomery Theatre) You Should Have Brought Your Mink (Dawn Powell Festival/78th St. Theatre), The Love Experiment (Neighborhood Playhouse), and Shakespeare’s Undiscovered One-Act (Village Gate).

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Myleah Misenhimer and David Tass in Valentine's Play at Stageworks/Hudson.

Neil Patrick Harris and Ricki Lake in Valentine's Play at the W.E.T. Love Benefit.

JLB has received short play commissions from Oceanside Productions, New Georges, City Theatre, Guild Hall, WORKS Productions/Readers Theatre at Barnes & Noble, Pro-Choice Public Education Commission, White Bird Productions, Mile Square Theatre, Smith & Kraus publishers, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she has been a four-time Heidemann Award finalist.

Alysia Reiner, Gwendolyn Walker, and Connor Barrett in Past Lives (Henlopen Theatre), produced in the play cycle Out of Mind: 7 Short Plays with Some of the People Missing.

Her one-act cycles have been produced at Stamford Fringe Festival, Center Stage NY, Henlopen Theatre, and NYU/Strasberg and have also been performed by Mirror Rep in a benefit evening at the Women's Project; by Hudson Stage in their public staged reading series; and by WORKS Productions in a special event for Readers Theatre/Barnes & Noble Lincoln Square.

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The Joint Collection was written for Mile Square's 9th annual "7th inning stretch" of short plays about baseball.

Lacy J. Dunn and Jeff Gurner in The Joint Collection (Mile Square Theatre)

Lacy J. Dunn and Jeff Garner in The Joint Collection at Mile Square Theatre.