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Jennifer O'Grady is an American playwright and poet whose plays have been produced across the U.S. and internationally. Her full-length plays include FERTILE GROUND (2022 O'Neill Semifinalist); CHARLOTTE'S LETTERS (2020 Rising Artist Playwriting Award; 1st Place Henley Rose Award; NEWvember Festival Dublin; O'Neill Semifinalist and other honors); JUGGLING WITH MR. FIELDS (2020 Southwest Theatre Productions Finalist); PARANORMAL LOVE (MTWorks Newborn Winner; NEWvember Finalist; Pandora's Box Honorable Mention and other honors); and ELLERY (Bechdel Group workshop selection) and others.. Her short plays have won audience-choice and other awards and are published in multiple editions of The Best Ten-Minute Plays Best New Ten-Minute Plays including the 2021 volumes of each. Her work is also published in multiple editions of The Best Women's Stage Monologues as well as Best Contemporary Monologues for Women; Stage It 3: Twenty Ten-Minute Plays, some scripts and other publications. Presenting theaters include The Irish Rep, 6th Street Playhouse, Short+Sweet, The Playhouse at White Lake, Lakeshore Players, Heartland Theatre Company, Rover Dramawerks, Weathervane Playhouse, Gi60, Attic Salt Theatre and many others. She is also an award-winning poet and the author of the poetry books WHITE (Mid-LIst First Series Award for Poetry) and EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATIONS (MadHat Press). She holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and a BA from Vassar and lives with her family live near New York City. (
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Charlotte's Letters, Ellery, Paranormal Love, Persephone, The Great Gaffe, Pre-War

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