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Dramaturgy Bios

Iowa Dramaturgs, Present

MFA ’22 Candidate

MFA ’20 Candidate

MFA ’20 Candidate

MFA ’19 Candidate

Iowa Dramaturgs, Past

MFA ’13

Jenni is a 2nd year Dramaturg, currently working on In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). Later this year she will serve as the dramaturg for Sidewinders, a new play by Playwriting graduate student Basil Kreimendahl. Jenni comes to Iowa by way of New York City, where she served on the LitWing at the Lark Play Development Center and worked as a literary advisor for The Orphanage, a non-profit theater started by alumni of the University of Oklahoma. She has studied at The Atlantic Theatre, Gotham Writer’s Workshop, and the University of Oklahoma, where she had the opportunity to study under Mark Medoff. Her work at the University of Iowa includes Misalliance, Freezer Dreams, Salvage, Triangle, Landless, Rogue’s Dance, Lady From the Sea, and Stick Fly.

MFA ’08

Being embedded as a dramaturg in the Iowa Playwrights Workshop—a unique opportunity among graduate dramaturgy programs—was a truly formative experience for me. I was exposed to a range of emerging playwrights’ processes and variety of guest artists’ perspectives on new play dramaturgy.

John is the Literary Manager at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. He is the former Literary Associate at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and Artistic Associate at Brooklyn-based Page 73 Productions. He has dramaturged new work with 24Seven Lab, Boise Contemporary Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Guthrie, Juggernaut, Juilliard, The Kennedy Center, Lark, Ma-Yi, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Page 73, Partial Comfort, PlayPenn, Seven Devils, SPF, Williamstown, among others. He has worked with directors Hal Brooks, Kip Fagan, Jackson Gay, Sam Gold, Wendy C. Goldberg, Davis McCallum, John Vreeke, and playwrights Luis Alfaro (Oedipus el Rey), Christina Anderson (Good Goods), Julia Cho (The Language Archive), Jason Grote (Box Americana), Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise; The Whale; Jack’s Precious Moment), A. Rey Pamatmat (Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them), among others. John has taught at Fordham University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Rutgers University.


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Art Borreca
Head of Dramaturgy
Theatre Arts Department
The University of Iowa
107 Theatre Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1705