Caleen Sinnette Jennings: 2024 Dramathon Playwright - The Theatre Lab

Caleen Sinnette Jennings: 2024 Dramathon Playwright

Caleen Sinnette Jennings has had seven plays published by Dramatic Publishing Company, and her play Classyass appears in 7 play anthologies.  She has been nominated for 5 Helen Hayes Awards, and has won awards from The Actors’ Theatre of Louisville and the Kennedy Center.  Plays in her Queens Girl Trilogy have been produced nationally and her children’s play, Darius & Twig did a Kennedy Center national tour in 2017.  She is Professor of Theatre Emerita at American University where she taught theatre for 31 years. There she received the 2003 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award and the inaugural award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2019.  Jennings has been commissioned to write for The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Imagination Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, Everyman Theatre, and South Bend Civic Theatre. She has been a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute since 1994, and she is Senior Consultant to the Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.  

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