Now Streaming: Communal Table
Now streaming via the Broadway Podcast Network: Communal Table (22 min).
Communal Table is a comedy about shared space, public conversation, and whether we can all just get along. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader, Directed by Jonathan Cook, and performed by Elizabeth D. Moore, Shelby Lauren Smith, & Mickey Lay.
(With a cameo by Jenny Lyn Bader as the voice of Siri.)
Produced by the podcast Gather by the Ghostlight.
Click here for more.
Now Published: Best Monologues of '23
Best Women's Stage Monologues 2023,
a volume edited by Debbie Lamedman,
features two monologues from CEO.
Watch the play here:
Now Playing: Consent
Watch the 12-minute comedy "Consent," featured in the 2023 Equity Library Theatre Short Play Festival.
Now Audio Streaming
Tree Confessions, starring Kathleen Chalfant
an audio play you can listen to anytime, anywhere...preferably beside a tree
In a new play,
a tree speaks.
Its words remind us that human beings and plants share one interconnected ecosystem.
We are not alone on this earth.
Get tickets and listen here.
Confesiones de Un Árbol
Want to listen to Tree Confessions in Spanish? Get tickets at Alternativa.
Mrs. Stern featured in Women, Theater, and the Holocaust
The fifth edition of this resource handbook has now been published and includes Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library.
Now video streaming on demand:
Yield of Dreams
A "financial entertainment," this show tells you how one man followed his bliss and how you can follow yours too. Charlie Epstein, a financial adviser who has trained thousands of other financial advisors, shares how he went from being an insurance executive to being a professional actor, and more, in this solo play written by Jenny Lyn Bader.
Listen: The 7 Train Play
International Local: 7 is one of three plays now available on the Subway Plays app, a collection of audio works that the NY Times has called "wondrous." It's designed to be listened to between Times Square and Jackson Heights 74th St./Roosevelt. Rather than Act I and Act II, the play's acts are either Queensbound or Manhattanbound, and can be listened to in either order. Click here to get it from the app store.
Now Online: Watch Guru of Touch
"A charming play with an excellent script and great performances. Go on — join the healing circle!"
—British Theatre Guide
Click here to watch.
Now Available Online Again: My First Time
Now Online: Sad Maps
Evan Maltby stars in "Sad Maps," written & directed by Jenny Lyn Bader, part of the Vaccine Monologues, where different playwrights explore the Fauci "Ouchie," in a virtual festival comissioned and produced by Luna Stage. "Sad Maps" offers the post-vaccine perspective of a social studies teacher and geography enthusiast who hasn't been in a room with anyone for a while... Watch here.
Now Published: "The Door Was Open"
In Plays International and Europe
Now Published: "Beta Testing"
"Great ensemble and put together beautifully, My First Time will make you want to vote and to hope for better outcomes."
"Will inspire you to vote!"—6-second reviews
Part of the Voting Writes Project at Luna Stage. Watch HERE.
Returning soon: Play in Your Bathtub: An Immersive Audio Spa for Social Distancing
Free of charge and only half an hour, it's a play you can experience in your own tub —or a bowl of water will do — and provides an intermission from all the pandemic drama. It's been featured in "best live theatre to livestream"/TimeOut, streamed in bathtubs in 30 countries, and translated into Russian and Spanish. Created by This is Not a Theatre Company, Jenny Lyn is one of the co-authors.
EQUALLY DIVINE at the Theatre at the 14th St. Y
Due to pandemic, the last two performances of this run have been postponed until further notice. If you had tickets they will be refunded or rescheduled. The United Solo Festival/London performance that was supposed to happen in September has been cancelled. Watch this space for updates; meanwhlie, click on the photo to learn more about Equally Divine.
Jenny Lyn Bader's plays include Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library (Luna Stage); In Flight (NAAA Award Winner, London), premiered by Turn to Flesh Productions in New York; None of the Above (Lion Theatre), which former Outer Critics Circle President Marjorie Gunner called "easily the best play of the season," and was originally produced by New Georges; and Manhattan Casanova (Hudson Stage), also staged at Guild Hall (w/ Mercedes Ruehl). Her work has also been produced at the Brooklyn Museum, Humana Festival of New American Plays, and NY Int'l Fringe Festival ("Best of the Fringe" selection).
At the United Solo Festival 2019, she won the Best Documentary One-Woman Show Award. At the O'Neill Playwrights Center she received the Edith Oliver Award for the playwright who, in the spirit of the late New Yorker critic, has "a caustic wit that deflates the ego but does not unduly damage the human spirit." She is also the recipient of the Randall Wreghitt Award, a Lark Playwriting Fellowship, and an Athena Theatre Playwriting Fellowship. Her plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Vintage, Applause, and Smith & Kraus, where twelve of her one-acts appear in the annual Best 10-Minute Play series.
She wrote both seasons of the internet drama Watercooler (MSN) and has written scripts for Warner Brothers, NBC, and HBO, where she developed a pilot with Billy Crystal. Her essays appear in Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation (Norton) and other anthologies. A Harvard graduate, she was a frequent contributor to The New York Times "Week in Review."
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