Jennie Webb is an independent writer and playwright who has published numerous articles on a broad range of subjects in newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, national magazines and entertainment journals, and columns for a lifestyle glossy and an alternative Southern California weekly—she’s been described as “Dorothy Parker at a PTA meeting.”
Jennie has written a variety of web content, e-learning courses, brochures, newsletters, marketing collateral and print materials for major corporate clients as well as start-up companies. She worked as an arts writer and theater critic, most recently for Backstage and KCRW-FM, Southern California’s premier NPR affiliate. She has been a guest lecturer at area colleges and universities including L.A. Valley College and Cal State University Los Angeles, and currently teaches playwriting workshops and acts as a professional dramaturg.
Her work as a playwright has earned her support from Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, among other organizations. She describes her playwriting style as “Domestic Absurdism.” (See Plays.)
Jennie is recipient of a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award for her advocacy and support of emerging writers and female artists. She is currently a resident playwright at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum—where she runs “Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights“—and Rogue Machine Theatre; an artist with Virginia Avenue Project; a member of the Playwrights Union, Fell Swoop Playwrights, EST/LA Playwrights Unit and PlayGround-LA Writer’s Pool; and is co-founder and editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LA FPI).
She lives in Los Angeles with her drowsy musician husband and housecats Molly & Mick.
Thanks so much to Daniela Zaccheo for this Q&A in Mason’s Road, an Online Literary Journal.