Artist Bio

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime, which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum before having its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons and its Chicago premiere at Writers Theatre. Jordan’s other plays include Maple and Vine (Humana Festival, Playwrights Horizons), The Amateurs (Vineyard Theatre), Log Cabin (Playwrights Horizons), The Grown-Up (Humana Festival), Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), Amazons and their Men (Clubbed Thumb), Act a Lady (Humana Festival), Kid-Simple (Human Festival, American Theater Company), and Finn in the Underworld (Berkeley Rep). He is the recipient of the Horton Foote Prize for Best New American Play, the Kesselring Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Hodder Fellowship.  

Jordan’s writing for television includes three seasons as writer/producer for the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. He has written for Netflix’s GLOW and AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere, and has developed shows for TNT, HBO, Hulu, Sundance and ParamountTV, as well as a feature script for Pixar. A film adaptation of Marjorie Prime, directed by Michael Almereyda, premiered in the Sundance Film Festival. A graduate of Stanford University and the Brown MFA program, Jordan is an alumnus of New Dramatists. A print collection of his work, Maple and Vine & Other Plays, is forthcoming from TCG.