Jake Cline

Playwright

Jake Cline is a Miami-based playwright, short-story writer and journalist. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Sierra magazine, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and elsewhere. As a member of the editorial team that covered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Cline is a winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Public ServiceJenna & the Whale, a dramatic play Cline wrote with Vanessa Garcia (The Amparo Experience), received a staged reading on Nov. 17, 2019, as part of Miami New Drama's New Play Lab, and a virtual reading June 30-July 5, 2020 that was broadcast via Broadway on Demand. The play is being developed by Broadway United, founded by the producers of HadestownThe InheritanceKinky BootsAmerica Son and other Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Cline's previous play, Purple Hearts, was given a staged reading on Oct. 22, 2018 by Zoetic Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and in June 2020 was workshopped by The Greenhouse at Florida International University in Miami. Cline is one of four playwrights in the 2019-2021 class of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Playwright Development Program. He lives blocks from Miami's Little Havana neighborhood with his wife and two dogs. For more, go to jakecline.net.

Highlights

Jenna & the Whale, a dramatic play written with Vanessa Garcia (The Amparo Experience). A reading of the play was broadcast internationally June 30-July 5, 2020 via Broadway On Demand. It also received a staged reading on Nov. 17, 2019, as part of Miami New Drama's New Play Lab. The play is being developed for the stage by Broadway United (The InheritanceMrs. Doubtfire.) 

Purple Hearts, a dramatic play. It received a virtual reading June 19, 2020 as part of Florida International University's Greenhouse play-development program. The play was given a staged reading on Oct. 22, 2018 by Zoetic Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs' Playwright Development Program, class of 2019-2021.