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Jessica Blank

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[New York, 2020]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

Writing

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Playwright
Playwright
Author

Photos

Erik Jemsen and Jessica Blank Photo

Erik Jemsen and Jessica Blank

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05/02/2022
Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
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Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

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Date:
03/11/2022
Jessica Blank, Deirdre Madigan, Joe Jung, Ezra Knightand, Kym Gomez, Thomas Kopache,  Photo

Jessica Blank, Deirdre Madigan, Joe Jung, Ezra Knightand, Kym Gomez, Thomas Kopache, Amelia Campbell, Carl Palmer, Mary Bacon, Michael Laurence, Steve Earle and Erik Jensen

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03/11/2022
Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
 with their daughter Sadie Photo

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with their daughter Sadie

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03/11/2022
Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
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Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

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03/11/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[New York, 2020]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

Writing
Text
Playwright
Playwright
Author

Jessica Blank Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Jessica Blank, Coal Country
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Jessica Blank, The Exonerated

Jessica Blank News

New York Theatre Workshop & La MaMa to Present the REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTI Photo New York Theatre Workshop & La MaMa to Present the REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and La MaMa announced today programming for the third annual Reflections of Native Voices Festival.

Dominican Artists Collective to Lead TOOLS FOR AN ARTIST IN PROCESS Masterclass Serie Photo Dominican Artists Collective to Lead TOOLS FOR AN ARTIST IN PROCESS Masterclass Series at NYTW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop announced today Tools for An Artist in Process, a masterclass series created by Dominican Artists Collective (DAC), one of NYTW’s Companies-in-Residence and produced in partnership with Oye Group (Modesto Flako Jimenez, Founder/Artistic Director; Kevin Torres, Managing Director).

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway was presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel A Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be presented tonight, Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. Stick with BroadwayWorld tonight as we share LIVE updates of the winners.

Cast, Dates & Ticket Information Announced for DREAMING ZENZILE Photo Cast, Dates & Ticket Information Announced for DREAMING ZENZILE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre announced today casting, dates and ticket information for Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma directed by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2022

Nominations for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria, stars of Broadway’s POTUS. With COVID safety in mind, rather than having one host and multiple presenters, this year the Awards will be handed out by a few Host/Presenter pairs on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN is Coming to the Minetta Lane Theatre Photo AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN is Coming to the Minetta Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced An Evening with Amber Iman, the next live event from Audible Theater, running for three nights only from Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23. An Evening with Amber Iman will be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released to a global audience as an Audible Original.

Tonight's Performance of COAL COUNTRY Cancelled Photo Tonight's Performance of COAL COUNTRY Cancelled
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Due to a positive COVID-19 test result in the company and out of an abundance of caution, tonight’s performance of Coal Country at the Cherry Lane Theatre has been cancelled. Performances are expected to resume tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, at the matinee.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of the Public Theater's COAL COUNTRY Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of the Public Theater's COAL COUNTRY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

The return engagement of The Public Theater's production of Coal Country officially opened last night, Thursday March 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

Jessica Blank Videos

VIDEO: COAL COUNTRY at The Public Theater VideoVIDEO: COAL COUNTRY at The Public Theater
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2020

The Public Theater presents the world premiere COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank. This new work began performances in the Anspacher Theater with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3.

STAGE TUBE: Erik Jensen Performs Scene from HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2015

The world premiere production of 'How to be a Rock Critic' continues through June 28 in a limited engagement of 12 performances at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on the writing of Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing, 'How to be a Rock Critic' will be performed in the theatre's rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. Presented as part of DouglasPlus, it is a co-production with South Coast Repertory. Click below to watch a clip of star Erik Jensen in character!


Jessica Blank Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jessica Blank written?
Jessica Blank has written 4 shows including The Exonerated (Playwright), Liberty City (Text), Aftermath (Playwright), Coal Country (Author).

What awards has Jessica Blank been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Coal Country and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Exonerated .