New York, NY – Born in the US, Jen was raised in America, Europe and Asia. She received her BA from Brown University and recently received her MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays have been developed with New Georges in NYC where she is an Affiliated Artist, New York Stage & Film/ Powerhouse Theatre Company at Vassar College, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the hotINK International Festival (NYC), The Lark Playwrights Week and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. Her work has been produced in the NYC International Fringe Festival, in the Source Festival in DC, in New Mexico, Seattle, and LA, and her short play The Education of Macoloco won the 2009 Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Play Festival and was published by Samuel French. Her play CRANE STORY opened off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre September 2011.
Jen was a 2009 playwright in residence at the Hedgebrook International Women’s Writers Residency, the recipient of the 2010 Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, a 2011 Core Apprentice at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and a 2011 finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She was an invited member of the US delegation for a China/America Writers Exchange in China in summer 2011, and the 2011 recipient of a new play commission from InterAct Theatre and the National New Play Network.