Jean Ann Douglass is a playwright, performer, and artist. Her play The Providence of Neighboring Bodies has received productions in New York, Edinburgh, and Brussels, and is published by Oberon Books. It was named one of the Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festivals in 2018 by the Guardian, who called it a "surreal and wonderfully written drama... pure poetry".
Jean Ann is currently under commission by Playwrights Horizons and Montana Rep (slated for production Fall 2020) and her other plays include Seneca Falls (2021 Weissberger Award Nominee), Ladycation, and Some Editing and Some Theme Music, which have 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. Together, they have created Due to Events, Obfuscation, and FISH, and will premiere Thought Leadership Pleasure Cruise in 2020. Human Head has received residencies at The Brick and Drop Forge & Tool, and taught collaborative playmaking at Concordia University and Hamilton College.
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.
"...as Albee did so violently to the sanctity of families, Douglass does to female friendships" (Helen Shaw, Time Out New York).
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