Artist Bio

Jenni Lamb

(Bio as of June 2023)

Jenni Lamb is a Chicago-based playwright and former improviser. Her play Quiver received an honorable mention from The Kilroys List and was the inaugural winner of New Play Development with Route 66 Theatre. Other plays include 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 Gift Theatre, American Theatre Company, Stage Left Theatre, Wordsmyth Theatre (Houston), Northwestern University, The Goodman, and Chicago Dramatists. In addition to traditional plays, she wrote Thou Proud Dream, a site-specific adaptation of Henry V, in collaboration with director Damon Krometis; and site-inspired plays with the Living Room Playmakers. Jenni is a two-time semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and has received grants for her writing from the Illinois Arts Council. 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.