Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Playwright

Jacobs-Jenkins is an accomplished playwright pushing the boundaries of subject matter and form—a fact that has been noted in U.S. and international theatrical circles. A native of Washington, D.C., who now lives in Brooklyn, Jacobs-Jenkins has won numerous accolades ranging from the Princess Grace Award and the Dorothy Streslin Playwriting Fellowship to the Paula Vogel Award, and productions of his plays have made waves at theaters across the country. 

Engagement Information

Jacobs-Jenkins worked with students in the Senior Colloquium and Advanced Playwriting classes. With Jacobs-Jenkins at the table, the students did a reading of An Octoroon, Jacobs-Jenkins’s riff on Boucicault’s 1859 classic The Octoroon.