JENNY LYN BADER, PLAYWRIGHT
A playwright and author, Jenny Lyn Bader wrote In Flight, which premiered in 2015 at the Workshop Theatre in a production by Turn to Flesh Productions. She co-founded Theatre 167, where she serves as Artistic Producer and has also been Director of Artistic Development, Writer in Residence and general co-conspirator. There, she co-authored 167 Tongues, You are Now the Owner of This Suitcase, and Jackson Heights 3AM, a Channel 13/PBS.org pick of the week. In 2013 she co-produced all three plays in rotating repertory in Manhattan, in a six-hour epic known collectively as The Jackson Heights Trilogy. For Theatre 167 she also served as a lead artist on the Jackson Heights Trilogy Immersive Experience (Queens Museum International), co-authored I Like to Be Here and The Church of Why Not, wrote History of Communication (Queens Theatre World’s Fair Play Fest), and co-produced Pirira (NYITAward, Outstanding Premiere Production), Church of Why Not (Randall Wreghitt New Producer Endowmen Award), and Mourning Sun. In 2015 Theatre 167 received the Caffe Cino Fellowship Award for consistently producing outstanding work. In 2014, Jenny Lyn was the featured playwright in NY Madness at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her theme was “Free Advice.”
Jenny Lyn co-authored How We Are Connected: Caribbean with J.Stephen Brantley, developed and directed by Ari Laura Kreith and staged at the Museo del Barrio and the Brooklyn Museum in fall 2012. She was commissioned by the York Theatre to write one of the musicals for “Bespoke Musicals,” and with Ben Morss wrote Serious Music produced in winter 2013 at the York, directed by Patricia Birch. For Half Moon Theatre that season, she wrote Pink, Grey, Maroon, seen at their one-act festival in May 2013.. Jenny Lyn also played the role of Hannah Arendt in the presentation, opposite Scott Schafer as a member of the German political police.