Jenna Zark

Playwright Lyricist

My plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and in regional theaters around the country. A Body of Water was published by Dramatists Play Service and produced regionally after its debut at Circle Repertory in New York. The play was also selected by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture on the 350th anniversary of Jewish life in America as a play that “breaks new ground.”

Adaptations of two Eric Kimmel books. The Magic Dreidels and The Chanukah Guest) were commissioned and produced by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre, which also produced A Body of Water. Other plays include If You Don’t Weaken (Freshwater Theatre), Alyeska, (Blank Slate Theatre), A Great Miracle Happened Here (Fresh Ink Series, Illusion Theatre), and I Wouldn’t Be Here and In Coya’s House (History Theatre).

My play The World to Come was originally commissioned and produced as a one-act by the Jewish Women’s Theater Project in Los Angeles. Since that time the play has been revised as a full-length and received a reading at Playwrights Horizons. The play was also workshopped at The Producer’s Club in New York. I am a two-time winner of the McKnight Advancement Artists Fellowship and a Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship winner. I am also a core alumni member of The Playwrights Center and a member of The Dramatists Guild.