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"as Albee did so violently to the sanctity of families, Douglass does to female friendships"
-Helen Shaw, Time Out NY
Jean Ann Douglass is the playwright of The Providence of Neighboring Bodies (Oberon Books), named one of the Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festivals in 2018 by the Guardian, "surreal and wonderfully written drama... pure poetry".
Jean Ann is currently under commission by Playwrights Horizons and Montana Rep. Her play Seneca Falls is a 2021 Weissberger Award Nominee & 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Nominee. Her work has been produced or developed by Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Montana Rep, Dutch Kills Theater, and WildWind Performance Lab.
With her partner Eric John Meyer, she is the co-director of Human Head Performance Group, a company best-known for The Truck Project: a series of plays performed in Budget rental trucks for small audiences.
Jean Ann is a multiple Audiofile Magazine Earphones Award winning audiobook narrator, and her narration of LIKES by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum was named one of the Ten Best Audiobooks of 2020 by Slate.
She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a former Artist-in-Residence at MASS MoCA, and was an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Brooklyn College. Jean Ann holds an MFA from Brooklyn College in Performance & Interactive Media Arts, and a BFA from Tulane University in Dance & Theatre.