Gold Medallion Dinner
Jan 11, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Jennifer Blackmer’s plays have been staged off-Broadway and across the country, and include Human Terrain, Unraveled, Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (Joseph Jefferson award for Best Adaptation), Delicate Particle Logic, Borrowed Babies and Predictor, which was featured at the 2019 National New Play Network showcase, and will have a Rolling World Premiere across the country in 2020-2021. Jennifer was the recipient of the 2015 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for Emerging American Playwright, and her screenplay adaptation of Human Terrain won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award from the Tribeca Film Institute. Jennifer is a two-time O’Neill finalist, and her writing has been short-listed for the Princess Grace and the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowships, and has been developed by Seven Devils, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, The Lark, and Activate Midwest (led by the amazing Steve Feffer). She is a Professor of Theatre at Ball State University, and has been honored to serve KCACTF Region Three as a reader and responder across the region, and Chair of the National Playwriting Program.
Jen would like to thank her friends at KCACTF for this incredible honor; her colleagues and students at Ball State for nurturing the most inspiring artistic community on the planet; Brian Nitzkin for his unwavering faith and support; Daniela Gonzalez for kicking down doors (in heels, no less); and David, Ian, Ellie and Lucy for spinning the true meaning of love into the universe, every single day.