Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will further develop his one-actor drama, A Light Design, in collaboration with director Tea Alagic and lighting designer Joe Levasseur. Following a spring 2012 residency supported by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Jacobs-Jenkins' second residency takes place in assocation with The Public Theater.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a playwright, dramaturg, and performer. His work has been seen at The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, New Dramatists, The Matrix Theatre, CompanyOne, MixedBlood Theatre, Theater Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany and the National Theatre in London and he is working on commissions from Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 and Yale Repertory Theater.
He is a former New York Theatre Workshop Playwriting fellow, an alum of the Soho Rep Writers/Directors Lab, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, and the Ars Nova Playgroup. His honors include a Princess Grace Award 2010, the Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship 2010, a fellowship in playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Helen Merrill Award, and the Paula Vogel Award for Playwriting 2011. He also holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU.