Caleen Jennings

Caleen Jennings, Playwright

Photo courtesy of Mosaic Theater

Representative Plays:

Queens Girl in Africa (2018)
Queens Girl in the World (2015) 
Classy Ass (2005)


Caleen SInnette Jennings is a professor of Theatre at American University. She is also a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute. She has 8 plays that have been published by Dramatic Publishing Company, and more whihc have been published in multiple anthologies. These plays include Elsewhere in Elsinore: The Unseen Women of Hamlet, Inns and Outs, Playing Juliet/Casting Othello, Free Like Br'er Rabbit, Sunday Dinner, Chem Mystery, Uncovered, and Same But Different. She recieved a $10,000 grant from Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays and the Heideman Award from the Actor's Theatre of Louisville. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and founding member of The Welders, a D.C. based playwrights' collaborative.

Source: American University


American University Profile

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