Jenny Magnus is a writer, composer, musician, director, performer and teacher who is a founding co-Artistic Director of the Curious Theater Branch, an all-original theater company, located in Chicago, now in its’ 33th year. She is the author/creator of plays that have been produced at Steppenwolf Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Atheneum Theater, Prop Thtr, with productions in Nashville, New Orleans, Madison, and Berlin. A collection of her plays, Observations of an Orchestrated Catastrophe, was published by JackLeg Press in 2014, and reprinted in 2021. She has an art facilitation practice called Creative Consulting, and is in creativity process with people from all over the world. She has released 14 albums, written 15 plays, and is an all-around hard-working artist trying to make her way in this world.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I am rediscovering what it takes to be a writer and theater artist for my whole life, not just when I was young and full of eros. I want to be making things in groups until I am sure I have nothing more to say, which hasn't happened yet. I think works of the imagination are one of the most important and fragile tools we have to combat the existential threats we face as a world. I believe in changing the world, one imagination at a time.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am working on a sung film, exploring the vicissitudes of caregiving, called "Teresa".
Composer, opera, middle-aged, imagination, experiment, original, fortitude, small but mighty
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