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12/11/2018
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lynn Nottage, Lileana Blain-Cruz Photo

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lynn Nottage, Lileana Blain-Cruz

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Date:
12/11/2018
 
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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Awards and Nominations

 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2018 - Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Everybody
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Branden Jacobs-JenkinsGloria
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Branden Jacobs-JenkinsGloria
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2016 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Branden Jacobs-JenkinsGloria
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, An Octoroon
 
Obie Awards - 2014 - Best New American Play Gold Star
Branden Jacobs-JenkinsAppropriate and An Octoroon

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins News

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upco Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Pulitzer Prize Finalist GLORIA Announced At Capital Stage Photo Pulitzer Prize Finalist GLORIA Announced At Capital Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022

Capital Stage presents GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Michael Stevenson October 12 — November 13, 2022 in Sacramento.

Signature Theatre to Unveil 42 Street Intersection as Jim Houghton Way Photo Signature Theatre to Unveil 42 Street Intersection as Jim Houghton Way
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

On the afternoon of October 4, Signature Theatre will unveil the 42nd Street and Dyer Avenue intersection in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as the newly co-named Jim Houghton Way, celebrating the groundbreaking company’s founder, James Houghton (1958-2016).

Review: EVERYBODY at The Alliance Photo Review: EVERYBODY at The Alliance
by Jennifer Skura Boutell - Sep 25, 2022

What did our critic think of EVERYBODY at The Alliance?Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY is a beautiful reminder that in the end, even with your faculties about you, your deeds and your love are all that go with you to the grave—that is, if you can manage to accept them.

Lynn Nottage's CLYDE'S Tops List of Most-Produced Play of the Season Photo Lynn Nottage's CLYDE'S Tops List of Most-Produced Play of the Season
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 23, 2022

The  Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the new season include Clyde's, Clue, Once, Sweat, and more.

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Th Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.

11 Shows We're Excited for this Fall in Atlanta Photo 11 Shows We're Excited for this Fall in Atlanta
by Caroline Powell - Sep 22, 2022

Most theatre schedules follow the U.S. school schedule, which means that fresh theatre seasons are here! Whether you’re looking for a brand new show, or wanting to fall into the comfort of a classic, Atlanta theatre has something for everyone this autumn.

Listen: Bryan Cranston, RaĂşl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSO Photo Listen: Bryan Cranston, RaĂşl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSORSHIP PODCAST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The right to free speech is being threatened, now more than ever. To raise awareness of the dangers of censorship for the theatre industry, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is presenting a special podcast, available to download now through September 24 in conjunction with Banned Books Week. Listen here!

IU Theatre & Dance to Present Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY This Month Photo IU Theatre & Dance to Present Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

IU Theatre & Dance will open its epic 2022/2023 theater season with Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody, a modern riff on the fifteenth century morality play, Everyman. The production will run Sept 30–Oct 8 Tues–Sat at 7:30pm.

Greenway Arts Alliance to Present WET: A DACAMENTED JOURNEY in October Photo Greenway Arts Alliance to Present WET: A DACAMENTED JOURNEY in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Greenway Arts Alliance will present WET: A DACAmented Journey written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Daphnie Sicre. The production will kick off Greenway’s25th Anniversary Season at Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Performances begin on October 22 and run to November 13.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Videos

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Yale Rep's GIRLS VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Yale Rep's GIRLS
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of GIRLS, after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelley, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, October 4-26, 2019, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 10.

Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES VideoVideo: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2017

In conjunction with the world premiere of BLKS by acclaimed poet/playwright Aziza Barnes this December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has collaborated with Barnes to bring a beautiful lineup of Black artists, queer artists, women-identified artists, artists of color and their communities to Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. The BLKS Salon Series celebrates the themes and conversations sparked by Barnes's play an ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women in New York City.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of AN OCTOROON at Artists Rep VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of AN OCTOROON at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. An Octoroon is currently in previews for an opening tomorrow, September 9, and the play runs through October 1 on the Alder Stage. BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes in the video below!

VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse VideoVIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness.

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from GLORIA's Chicago Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2017

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is currently running through February 19, 2017, directed by Evan Cabnet, in its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre, starring Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles and Ryan Spahn. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's WAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers,Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard star in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theaterproduction of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.WAR is now in previews, and officially opened yesterday, June 6, running for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater. 

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below!

BWW TV: 2014 Lilly Awards Celebrate Kelli O'Hara, Winnie Holzman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the recipients and some of the guests about the big night!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's APPROPRIATE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the New York premiere of Appropriate, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Liesl Tommy. The production runs now through April 6, 2014 with a March 16 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!


Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Branden Jacobs-Jenkins written?
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has written 4 shows including Appropriate (Playwright), WAR (Playwright), Everybody (Playwright), Gloria (Writer).

What awards has Branden Jacobs-Jenkins been nominated for?
Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Everybody , Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Gloria , Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gloria , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Gloria Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for An Octoroon and Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for Appropriate and An Octoroon .

What awards has Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won?
Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for Appropriate and An Octoroon.