Jenny Lyn Bader on Theater 167, Writing plays, and Women's Empowerment
Playwright and author Jenny Lyn Bader talks about growing up in an apartment with a stage in the middle of the living room, writing plays and short stories, co-founding Theater 167, where she is the Director of Artistic Development and Writer in Residence, and empowering women with theater. Bader's latest work The Jackson Heights Trilogy was recently performed at the 777 theater in Manhattan. She co-authored 167 Tongues, You are Now the Owner of This Suitcase, and Jackson Heights 3AM (2012 Innovative Theatre Award best play nominee), a Channel 13/PBS.org pick of the week.
Bader's plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Vintage, and Smith & Kraus, where seven of her one-acts appear in the annual Best 10-Minute Play series. She has received a 2010-11 Lark Core Artist Fellowship and a 2002 Lark Playwriting Fellowship. Bader has also written scripts for Warner Brothers, NBC, and HBO, where she developed a pilot with Billy Crystal. She has been a guest artist at Cornell University and Barnard College, a faculty member at The New School, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times.