Jennifer Barclay is a Chicago-bred actor and playwright. Recently, she relocated to Washington, DC to join the faculty at the University of Maryland. Jennifer is currently a member of Center Stage’s inaugural Playwrights Collective, and was previously the 2009-2010 Shank Playwright in Residence at South Coast Repertory. She has been awarded the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, Mary Margaret Linn Theatre Award, the Pinter Review Gold Medal Prize for Drama, Best Female Dramatic Solo at the San Francisco Fringe, and the second Prize for the Kennedy Center’s 2008 National Science Playwriting Award. Jennifer has been granted playwriting residencies at The Hawthornden International Writers Retreat in Scotland and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Jennifer’s plays have been produced by La Jolla Playhouse, Teatro Vista, Remy Bumppo, The International Theatre of Vienna, Collaboraction); Red Tape, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, Downstairs Cabaret, The Source Festival, Looking Glass, Son of Semele, Redcat, Moving Arts, the University of Maryland, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and UC San Diego’s Baldwin Festival of New Plays. Jennifer has written the screenplay adaptations for The Human Capacity and Freedom, NY, the original screenplays The Fontaines, Prank, and The Right Track, and the TV pilot Flesh & Blood.