Jennifer Haley

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Jennifer Haley
Occupation Playwright
Education University of Texas, Austin (BFA)
Brown University (MFA)
Notable works The Nether
Notable awards 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Website
jenniferhaley.com

Jennifer Haley is an American playwright. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas and studied acting at the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate degree. Haley also received a MFA in playwriting at Brown University in 2005, where she worked under American playwright and professor, Paula Vogel. Now living in Los Angeles, Haley is pursuing a career in theatre, film and television.[1]

Early years[edit]

Haley first began writing during her last few years of undergrad to increase the amount of roles available to women.[2] Under Vogel and her other professor's guidance, she began to shift her focus towards playwriting over the next few years.

Career[edit]

Her play, The Nether, was staged by Center Theatre Group in March 2013, at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2014, and at the MCC Theater in February 2015. It won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize[3] and seven Los Angeles Ovation Awards.[4] In January 2015, the Royal Court production transferred to the West End.[5]

The Nether, produced at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre in 2015.

Haley has worked with Center Theatre Group, the Royal Court Theatre, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, American Conservatory Theater, Theater 150, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, The Banff Centre, Sundance Theatre Lab, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Lark Play Development Center, Sacred Fools Theater Company, PlayPenn, Page 73, and the MacDowell Colony.

She is a member of New Dramatists and the founder of LA's Playwrights Union. Hosting events throughout the year, The Playwrights Union is a casual collective of playwrights in Los Angeles seeking to encourage new work for theatre, film and television.[6]

Haley's other plays include Froggy and Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, which premiered at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville 2008 Humana Festival.[7]

In addition to her work for the theatre, Haley wrote for the Netflix series Hemlock Grove and for the David Fincher-helmed series Mindhunter.

Awards & Honors[edit]

In 2012 Haley was the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her production of The Nether.

Works[edit]

  • Sustainable Living (2014)
  • The Nether (2013)
  • Breadcrumbs [8] (2010)
  • FROGGY (2009)
  • Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (2008)
  • Edmundo (2002)
  • The Butcher's Daughter (2000)

The full list of Haley's plays can be found listed here.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haley Traces Breadcrumbs at Ojai's Theater 150". LA Stage Times. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Living Out Our Imagination: An Interview with Jennifer Haley - Los Angeles Review of Books". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  3. ^ "West End's THE NETHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre, Jan. 30". Broadway World. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ovation Awards 2013: Center Theatre Group, La Mirada win big". The LA Times. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "West End's THE NETHER to Play Duke of York's Theatre, Jan. 30". Broadway World. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Interview: Jennifer Haley". Works by Women. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  7. ^ "Jennifer Haley | Samuel French". www.samuelfrench.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  8. ^ "Haley Traces Breadcrumbs at Ojai's Theater 150". LA Stage Times. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jennifer Haley". www.doollee.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 

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