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Jennifer O'Grady is a playwright and poet. Her plays include CHARLOTTE'S LETTERS (Rising Artists Award; Henley Rose Award; NEWvember Festival Dublin; O'Neill Semifinalist and other honors); PARANORMAL LOVE (MTWorks Newborn Winner; NEWvember Finalist; Pandora's Box runner-up); ELLERY (selected for The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2017 and a Bechdel Group selection); and "Persephone" (published in The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2019). Her plays have won many competitions and have been produced by theaters across the U.S. and U.K.. The work has also been been developed by various theaters including off-Broadway by the Irish Rep. Additional play publications include The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021, The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017 and 2016, The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2014, Best Contemporary Monologues 18-35 and Stage It! 3: Twenty Ten-Minute Plays. She is a widely published poet and the author of two poetry books, WHITE (Mid-LIst First Series Award) and EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATIONS (MadHat Press, 2018). Born and raised in New York City, Jennifer holds a BA from Vassar, where she won awards for her writing, and an MFA in poetry from Columbia University. She lives with her family near New York City. (
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Charlotte's Letters, Ellery, Paranormal Love, Persephone, The Great Gaffe, Pre-War

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