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Ms. Morgan Jenness

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Actress

Phone: (646) ***-**** ext. ***  
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address:  New York , New York , United States
Abrams Artists Agency
9200 Sunset Blvd Suite 1130
Los Angeles , California 90069
United States

Company Description: Since 1977, Abrams Artists Agency has enjoyed a reputation as one of the nation's most respected and diversified talent and literary agencies. With principal...   more
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Board of Advisors | America-in-Play
americainplay.org, 4 Aug 2015 [cached]
Morgan Jenness, Abrams Artists Agency; Board Member, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
Morgan Jenness joined the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Play Development Department as a script reader and intern in 1979. By the time she left, in 1988, she was Literary Manager. Between 1988-1990, she was Associate Artistic Director at New York Theatre Workshop. In 1990, she moved to the Los Angeles Theater Center as Associate Director. A freelance dramaturg between 1991-93, her projects included Angels in America on Broadway. She returned to the Public in 1993, first as Director of Play Development and then in 1995 as Associate Producer. Her many activities included supervision of the LuEsther Lab and the Play Development Department, production supervision and dramaturgy, participation in season and administrative planning, producing New Work Now! A partial list of artists she has collaborated with includes: Reza Abdoh, John Belluso, Anne Bogart, Eric Bogosian, Joe Chaikin, Connie Congdon, Migdalia Cruz, Christopher Durang, David Esbjornson, Danny Hoch, Naomi Iizuka, Harry Kondolean, Tina Landau, Craig Lucas, Eduardo Machodo, Ruth Margraff, Michael Mayer, Jose Rivera, Anna Deavere Smith, Naomi Wallace, George C Wolfe. In 1998, she joined Helen Merrill Ltd as Creative Director. She is currently in the literary division at Abrams Artists Agency.
National New Play Network: Championing the development, production and continued life of new plays
www.nnpn.org, 17 June 2011 [cached]
Morgan Jenness Literary Agent, Abrams Artists Agency
LMDA Board and Executive Committee | LMDA
www.lmda.org, 2 Jan 2016 [cached]
Morgan Jenness, This Distracted Globe Consultancy
Morgan Jenness Receives ...
www.lmda.org, 2 Jan 2016 [cached]
Morgan Jenness Receives Lessing Award
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Morgan Jenness Receives Lessing Award
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At its 30th Anniversary Conference in New York City, NY, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas presented the G. E. Lessing Award for Career Achievement to Morgan Jenness. The Lessing Award is LMDA's most prestigious award, given for lifetime achievement in the field of dramaturgy. Jenness is only the 6th recipient of the award in LMDA's 30-year history.
Jenness is an extremely respected artist in the American theatre. Throughout her distinguished career she has worked as a dramaturg, literary manager, director of new play development, literary agent, and professor at places such as the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, the Los Angeles Theater Center, and Columbia University. She has spent countless hours advocating for writers, artists, and the theatre community. She invites everyone to dig deeper, become more honest, and push to reflect the challenges of the world around us. A 2003 recipient of an Obie Special Citation for Longtime Support of Playwrights, she was also named the 2015 Doris Duke Foundation Impact Award recipient for Theatre.
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In addition to her contributions to the field, Jenness has been an active and vital member of LMDA, devoting substantial amounts of her time and energy to the organization. She has sat on LMDA's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, coordinated and delivered the Keynote Speech at past conferences, and is currently a member of LMDA's Advisory Board.
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LMDA Board Chair Brian Quirt says: "Morgan is an inspiring theatre artist whose work with, for and on behalf of dramaturgs and playwrights has and continues to be a beacon for those of us following in her footsteps. Morgan remains a force in the theatre world, with brilliant forays into other fields, and I'm delighted that we could acknowledge her remarkable career with this award."
To read President Blickers introduction to Jenness, please click here.
Board of Directors
www.tcg.org, 24 June 2013 [cached]
Morgan Jenness, Creative Consultant, Abrams Artists Agency, New York, NY
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In 2003, Ms. Jenness was presented with an Obie Award Special Citation for Longtime Support of Playwrights. She currently holds the position of Creative Consultant in the Literary Division of Abrams Artists Agency, and is also a proud member of the ensemble Universes.
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