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Graphic Novelist Gabrielle Bell
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins plays include An Octoroon (Soho Rep, OBIE Award for Best New Play), Appropriate (Signature Theater, OBIE Award for Best New Play), and Gloria (Vineyard Theater, Pulitzer prize finalist). He is a Residency Five playwright-in-residence at the Signature Theatre and the recipient of a 2016 MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.
In his introductory workshop, students will read and write a number of one act plays in an attempt to better grasp the basics of dramatic writing. In addition to questions of craft and storytelling, a focus will be placed on the playwright's process, the formation of healthy creative habits, and the sharpening of critical skills through reading and responding to the work of both classmates and colleagues in the larger professional field.
Fall '18 Writer-in-Residence
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Unveils New Work At Staged Reading!
On Tuesday, October 16, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins shared three works with a full audience at his staged reading. Professional actors read excerpts from three plays, including 2016 Pulitzer Prize nominee Gloria and two never before seen works. The event was moderated by playwright Phillip Howze.
Photo credits: Glenda Hydler
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (right) with Moderater Phillip Howze (left)
Jacobs-Jenkins with his Harman class
Harman Writing Fellow Camille Acker Offers Letter-Writing Techniques As a Way To Craft Rich Fiction
On Nov. 29th, students attended debut author Camille Acker's writing workshop, where she gave them epistolary-style exercises, shared her own career journey, and read an excerpt from herĘshort-story collection, Training School For Negro Girls.Ę
Photo Credits: Glenda Hydler
Camille Acker with Program Director Prof. Bridgett Davis
Acker signing copies of her book, Training School For Negro Girls
Student attendees with Acker and Prof. Davis
For more information:
Prof. Bridgett Davis, Harman Director
Visit Baruch College's Digital Media Library to watch full readings by Harman Writers-In-Residence.