Jenna Chrisphonte


The Dramatists Guild of America is proud to announce that it has hired Jenna Chrisphonte as its first director of community engagement.  This is a new position which was created in response to the membership’s desire for a means to respond as a constituency to the altered political and social environment following the 2016 election.  Jenna will be working with Guild members across the country to identify both national and local priority issues, coordinate collective actions and political responses, and build a long-term, playwright-led movement to protect Guild members and the free society in which theater makers and their audiences can flourish.  She is the author of the forthcoming Talc: A Haitian Zombie Story. Jenna is also working on a dramatic trilogy— Property: The Rule in Shelly’s Case, Rule Against Perpetuities and Adverse Possession. Jenna has worked for Global Affairs Canada, the French Ministry of National Education and for the State and City of New York. Jenna received her Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo. or @jchrisphonte79