Jenni Lamb is a Chicago-based playwright and former improviser. Jenni wrote her most recent play, Messina as part of the Goodman Playwrights Unit. Other plays include Quiver, 12th and Clairmount, Candy Store, Memento Polonia, Period Piece (with Lisa Linke), and Suicide Kills. Jenni’s plays have had readings or productions with The Goodman Theatre, The House Theatre, The Gift Theatre, American Theatre Company, Stage Left Theatre, Black Box Acting Studio, Wordsmyth Theatre (Houston), Northwestern University, and Chicago Dramatists. She has received commissions from the Goodman, House Theatre, and Northwestern University. In addition to traditional plays, she wrote Thou Proud Dream, a site-specific adaptation of Henry V. Jenni received an honorable mention for her play Quiver from the Kilroy List and she is a two-time semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. As an improviser, she performed on many Chicago stages as well as national comedy festivals in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Currently, she is a producing playwright with the Living Room Playmakers and an artistic associate with Route 66 Theatre. Jenni holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University.
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