Jean Koppen is an award-winning playwright and founding member of Pipeline Playwrights. Her plays have been presented at the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Festival and produced across the country including at Keegan Theatre (D.C.), the Capital Fringe Festival (D.C.), SkyPilot Theatre (LA), and The Alumnae Theatre (Toronto). Jean’s short play “Capsmittment” was Active Culture’s 2012 playwriting competition winner, and “Got a Light?” was a finalist in City Theatre’s 2019 National Award for Short Playwriting. Jean's full-length "Unprotected" was a Trustus Playrights' Festival Finalist and "Someplace Better" was a Finalist in The Garden script development program. Jean's play The Best Worst That Can Happen is available for purchase and licensing through Next Stage Press. Jean is an alumnae of the Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive, a member of Honor Roll! and a Dramatist Guild member.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter: TW @jeankoppen
MORE ABOUT ME
I keep doing theater because it makes me feel connected to humanity. I have connections (spouse, friends, family), but I think we all long for an understanding about what it means to walk on this earth and live and feel and want. Theater fills that desire in a unique way I rarely find elsewhere. If I can assist others in finding that understanding, that completeness - it is the ultimate gift. And it's quite a rush!
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am working on a full-length play about the experience of being forced to leave one's country in the hopes of finding Someplace Better.
Feminist, comedy, humanity