Up Next: The Ground on Which We Stand
A site-specific work exploring the history and impact of the James Howe House, the first property in region to be owned by a freed slave.
Written by Turron Kofi Alleyne, Jenny Lyn Bader, Rochelle Herring, Sakinah Hofler, Stephen Kaplan, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Diane Polledri, Martine Sainvil, TyLie Shider, Mo Schlick, and Richard Wesley
Conceived & Directed by Ari Laura Kreith.
Developed at Luna Stage in collaboration with Crossroads Theatre
Strange Happenings at the School Library
Strange Happenings at the School Library is now available from Next Stage Press!
A school goes into lockdown during the pandemic and the librarian moves in. But suddenly the books have changed. The Greek gods are having a zoom meeting, Tweedledee and Tweedledum are practicing social distancing, and Rapunzel is building a social media following — and that's just the beginning
Read more about the play here. Order it in physical or digital form here.
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.
In honor of the passing of the incandescent and hilarious Juliette Bennett on May 29, 2022, Guru of Touch is being made available here so all can appreciate her work and see her once again.
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.
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 Heihgts 74th St./Rooselvelt. 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: CEO
CEO's zoom premiere streamed March 4-6, 2022. Watch here.
Directed by Julie Kramer.
Starring Katie Goodman + Bridget Rose Perrotta.
This production garnered Best Director, Best Actress, and Audience Favorite award
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 produced by Luna Stage. Watch here.
Now Published: Pandemic Lists
My short piece "Pandemic Lists" is in great company here, in a book that debuted at #1 in Dramatic Anthologies on Amazon: Theater Artists Making Theatre with No Theater
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.
"Wondrous!" — NY Times
The International Local: 7 by Jenny Lyn Bader, directed by Erin Mee, is available on the app Subway Plays - click here to download:
After its virtual premiere at Edinburgh Fringe, Guru of Touch (22 min.) had an extended run @TheSpaceUK's youtube channel.
See the promo Trailer 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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