5a) The Amateurs, Playwright

Jordan Harrison
Jordan Harrison

JORDAN HARRISON (Playwright, The Amateurs) Mr. Harrison’s play Marjorie Prime (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist) had its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum and will soon be produced off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and in Chicago at Writers Theatre. His play Maple and Vine premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville and went on to productions at American Conservatory Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, among others. Mr. Harrison’s other plays include The Grown-Up, Act a Lady and Kid-Simple (all seen at the Humana Festival); Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons); Amazons and Their Men (Clubbed Thumb); Finn in the Underworld (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Futura (Portland Center Stage) and The Museum Play. Mr. Harrison is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, the Kesselring Prize, the Roe Green Award from Cleveland Play House, the Barrymore Award for Best Production, the Heideman Award, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships and a NEA/TCG residency. A graduate of the Brown MFA program, Mr. Harrison is also an alumnus of New Dramatists. He currently writes for the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.