Competition: US & Canada
Jordan Harrison grew up on an island near Seattle and currently lives in Brooklyn. His plays include Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), Amazons and Their Men (Off Broadway at Clubbed Thumb), Act a Lady (2006 Humana Festival, Portland Center Stage), Finn in the Underworld (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Museum Play (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Kid-Simple (2004 Humana Festival), and Futura. He has received commissions from Arden Theatre, Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep/Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cypress Films, the Guthrie Theater/Children’s Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, and South Coast Rep.
Mr. Harrison is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, the 2008 Kesselring Fellowship, the Heideman Award, a Theater Masters’ Innovative Playwright Award, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships from The Playwrights’ Center, a Lucille Lortel Fellowship, and a NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence Grant with The Empty Space Theatre. His plays are published by Playscripts, Inc., Samuel French, Simon Spotlight, Smith and Kraus, and Heinemann, and in the journals Encyclopedia, Factorial, and Performance Research. A graduate of the Brown University MFA Creative Writing program, Mr. Harrison is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. He has taught playwriting at Brown, The Playwrights’ Center, and SUNY Purchase. With Sally Oswald, he edits Play A Journal of Plays, dedicated to reinventing the life of plays on the page.
Photograph by Joan Marcus.