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Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Her work includes Witch (Writers Theatre, Geffen Playhouse); The Roommate (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Southwark Playhouse, MCC Theater); Dangerous House (InterAct Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival) and The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights Realm). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, and an affiliated artist with The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She’s a two-time MacDowell Colony fellow, a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Fellowship, and the Yale Drama Series Award. She was the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. Random House recently published Jen’s first book, The Island Dwellers, a collection of interlinked stories set in the US and Japan. Her first novel is forthcoming with Random House in 2021. Jen also writes for television and film, most recently on Netflix’s Tales of the City. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.

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