CALEEN<\/span> SINNETTE<\/span> JENNINGS<\/span> is Professor of Theatre in the Department of Performing Arts at American University in Washington, D.C. where she joined the faculty in 1989. Shehas been a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library\u2019s Teaching Shakespeare Institute since 1994. Jenningsis an actor, director, playwright, and a founding member of The Welders, a D.C. Playwrights\u2019 Collective. Eight of her plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing Company, and her work has appeared in 7 play anthologies. Her 2015 Kennedy Center commissioned stage adaptation of Walter Dean Myers\u2019 novel, Darius & Twigwas produced at Kennedy Center and went on a three-month national tour in 2018. Her play, Queens Girl in the World, did an extended run at Theatre J. and Mosaic Theatre commissioned her to write Queens Girl in Africafor the Women\u2019s Voices Theatre Festival in 2018. The two plays will run in repertory in May 2019 at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. Jennings\u2019plays have been produced at the Kennedy Center, Imagination Stage, The Folger, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Horizons Theatre and The Source TheatreCompany.Jennings has received playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center and The Actor\u2019s Theatre of Louisville, as well as fournominations for outstanding new play from the Helen Hayes Awards. Jennings graduatedfrom Bennington Collegewith a B.A. in Drama, and received her M.F.A. in Acting from NYU<\/span> Tisch School of the Arts.<\/p>","mainImage":""}