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Skidmore College
English Department
Jennifer Fawcett

Jennifer Fawcett


B.F.A. Ryerson University, Canada
M.F.A. University of Iowa

Office: Palamountain 323
Phone: (518) 580-5193

Teaching and Research Interests: 

  • Playwriting
  • Composition Writing
  • Documentary and Devised Theatre
  • Contemporary Drama

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105: Arguments from the Stage
  • EN 105: Mean Girls: The Role of Unlikeable Female Characters


  • “The Prisoner,” short play in Long Story Short, Playwrights Canada Press, 2016
  • “Crossing the Value Border: Doing Theatre in Non-Traditional Communities,” essay in 2014 National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art/People} Blog, Theatre Communications Group
  • “The Invaders,” full-length play in the midnight sky and the silent stars: Five New Plays by Women, No Passport Press, 2011
  • “The Toymaker’s War,” full-length play in Cultural Conversations: Works in Progress – Writers in the Making, Eifrig Publishing, 2011
  • “The Echo,” short play in Third Coast Literary Magazine, 2011 

Selected Productions:

  • Apples in Winter, Urbanite Theatre (Florida), 2019
  • Apples in Winter, Something Something Theatre Company/Tucson Labyrinth Project co-production (Arizona), 2019
  • Apples in Winter, National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at Riverside Theatre (Iowa), Centenary Stage Company (New Jersey), Phoenix Theatre (Indiana), 2018-2019
  • Buried Cities, Source Festival (Washington, DC), 2016
  • Out of Bounds, National Tours (selected venues): Tilles Center, Long Island University Post; Smith Center of the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; Numerica PAC, Washington; WYO Theatre, Wyoming; Vilar Center for the Arts, Colorado; PACE Center, Colorado; North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Illinois; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, New York; Lied Center of Kansas
  • The Broken Chord, Hancher/University of Iowa, 2013
  • Birth Witches, Riverside Theatre/Cornell College co-production (Iowa), 2013

Residencies and Fellowships:

  • Banff Playwrights Colony, 2016
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre Summer Residency Lab, 2015
  • National New Play Network/Kennedy Center MFA Workshop, 2008 and 2012
  • National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence, Curious Theatre Company, Denver 2008-2009


  • Susan Glaspell Award, Apples in Winter, 2018
  • NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, Apples in Winter, 2015
  • New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Theatre Project Award, Out of Bounds, 2014 (with Working Group Theatre)
  • Humanities Iowa, National Endowment of the Humanities, Telling: Iowa City, 2011 (with Working Group Theatre)
  • Kennedy Center National Science Playwriting Award, Atlas of Mud, 2008
  • Theatre Masters National MFA Playwriting Award, The Echo, 2008