October 7, 1979 |
Ithaca, New York
|Notable work(s)||Armless, Whisper House, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, Sky-Pony|
|Spouse(s)||Lauren Worsham (2011–present)|
Kyle Jarrow (born October 7, 1979) is a New York City-based writer and rock musician.
Jarrow's writing career began in theater, winning an Obie Award with director Alex Timbers in 2004 for A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, a satirical musical about L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. His theatrical writing has been noted for its macabre humor and frequent incorporation of pop music. Early credits include Armless, the basis for the film of the same name, and Whisper House, a musical written with Duncan Sheik. As Jarrow's career progressed he became frustrated with the reach of theater and began writing for television and film as well.
Jarrow's writing for television and film has frequently focused on existential questions of what to believe and how to live. His first feature film was 2010 Sundance Film Festival NEXT selection Armless, a comedy about a man suffering body integrity identity disorder, starring Daniel London and Janel Moloney. Armless was directed by Habib Azar, with whom Jarrow collaborated again in 2013 on Saint Janet, an independent film about a woman who believes she has spoken to God, starring Kelly Bishop and Nyambi Nyambi.
In 2010 Jarrow wrote a television pilot for The CW called Trigger, which was unrelated in story to his play of the same name. In 2012 he developed a police drama for FX produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2013 The CW announced development of Ze, a family drama series written by Jarrow about a transgender teen. Ze would represent the first time a transgender person has been the lead character on a primetime television show.
Jarrow is singer, songwriter, and keyboardist for the theatrical rock band Sky-Pony, a collaboration with his wife Lauren Worsham. He has previously performed with bands Super Mirage and The Fabulous Entourage, an art rock band featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
Jarrow was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. His father is economist Robert A. Jarrow and his mother, Gail Jarrow, writes children's books. He studied Religious Studies and American Studies at Yale University, moving to New York City upon graduation in 2001. Jarrow lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, actress Lauren Worsham.
- President Harding is a Rock Star (2003)
- A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant (2004)
- Armless (2004)
- Gorilla Man (2005)
- Rip Me Open (2006)
- Love Kills (2007)
- Hostage Song (2008)
- The List (2010)
- Whisper House (2010)
- Trigger (2011)
- The Consequences (2012)
- Sky-Pony: Raptured (2012)
- Gregory, Jean-Michele (31 March 2005). "A Punk Theologian on Stage and in Song". New York Sun. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Soloski, Alexis. "Birds of a Feather", The Village Voice, March 8, 2005.
- Horn, John (17 January 2010). "Duncan Sheik enters the 'Whisper House'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- "IndieWire, Sundance 2010: Next"
- Hetrick, Adam (2 July 2013). "Kelly Bishop to Star in New Kyle Jarrow Film "Saint Janet"". Playbill. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (18 October 2010). "Denis Leary & Jim Serpico’s Apostle Sells Projects To CBS And CW". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (30 March 2012). "FX Developing Cop Drama Produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Purcell, Cary (13 September 2013). ""ZE," Transgender Teen Drama by Kyle Jarrow, Ordered by CW". Playbill. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- Levine, Mike (23 April 2013). "Sky-Pony plays Mercury on May 05". The Deli Magazine. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- LandofTrust.com, Web site, Kyle Jarrow