Jennie Webb is an independent writer, dramaturg and playwright whose work has earned her support from the Playwrights Center’s PlayLabs, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Rogue Machine Theatre, EST/LA, Theatre of NOTE, Santa Monica Rep, Inkwell Theater, The Blank Theatre, The Road Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival, Little Black Dress INK, Virginia Avenue Project, National Winter Playwrights Retreat, PlayGround-LA, Moving Arts MADlab, Rogue Artists Ensemble’s inaugural Rogue Lab and The Road’s Under Construction 1, among other organizations and programs. She describes her playwriting style as “Domestic Absurdism.” (See Plays.)
Jennie is a recipient of a Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award for her advocacy and support of emerging writers and female artists and a two-time Max K. Lerner Playwriting Fellow; she has been a finalist for the O’Neill Theatre Conference, Gulfshore Playhouse and City Theatre National Short Play Awards and has received numerous semi-finalist nods (from O’Neill, PlayPenn, Athena Project, Trustus Theatre Festival and others). She created and ran Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s new play development program, Botanicum Seedlings, co-created Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA: the Ignite Project, and is currently a member of the Playwrights Union, EST/LA, Honor Roll!, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Dramatists Guild. She is co-founder and editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI).
She 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. For a number of years, she worked as an arts writer and theater critic, most recently for Backstage and KCRW-FM, Southern California’s premier NPR affiliate. She has also 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 lives in Northeast Los Angeles with housecats Molly & Mick.
Beyond flattered by my fancy Artist Profile @ This Stage Magazine!
I still love this sweet profile written for Indie Theater Now by my friend and colleague, the late Henry Murray.