A member of the Dramatists Guild and the International Centre for Women Playwrights, Jennifer Schaupp is a multidisciplinary writer, collaborative theatre artist, and educator with a feminist, darkly comedic, avant-garde, and global perspective. She has developed pieces for organizations and community events in Pittsburgh, such as Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, No Name Players' Support Women Artists Now Day, Pittsburgh Women's Scavenger Hunt & Monologue Reception, The Ellis School for young women, and Organic Theater's Earth Day Festival. For ten years, she also improvised stories with the Amish Monkeys short-form comedy troupe. Additionally, Jennifer has created work for groups and projects throughout the U.S. and beyond, including 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project (online), Gilbert Theater's New Play Festival in North Carolina, LA STAGE Alliance's National Playwrights' Slam, and Spilling Ink’s Bharatanatyam dance, poetry, and theatre production in Chennai, India.
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I keep doing theatre because it's at its core human beings sharing stories, which is the most universal and primitive of acts. Theatre changes and grows with the times, but its core is still some people in a space with select people sharing and other people receiving. There is a mutual respect for what happens in that space, whatever it might be. Things can change either physically, emotionally, or spiritually, or all of the above. It may be abrupt or it may be gradual, but a change happens because of that theatrical moment between people in a designated space.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A gratitude writing workshop framed by Trauma-Informed Creative Practices
Dark comedy, verse, radio plays, satire, farce, immense/site-specific, historical, ritual, nature, equality, philosophy, improvisation, period, food, adaptations, biography, utopias, feminist, avant-garde, multicultural
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