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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is an American playwright. He won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play, for his plays Appropriate and An Octoroon. His play Gloria was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other credits include: Everybody (Signature Theatre), War (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater), and Neighbors (The Public Theater).

A Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre, his recent honors include the MacArthur Fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the Benjamin Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the Tennessee Williams Award. He currently teaches in the Hunter College Playwriting MFA Program.

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An Octoroon

The Obie Award-winning play about race and identity in America today.


A razor-sharp comic drama about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is selling out to the highest bidder.


A gripping play about ghosts and the legacies we are left with.