Atelier Past Faculty

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins headshot

Photo courtesy MacArthur Foundation


Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays include Girls, Everybody, War, Gloria, Appropriate, An Octoroon, and Neighbors. A Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a 2020 Guggenheim fellow, his honors include a USA Artists fellowship, the Charles Wintour Award, the MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild council, he serves on the boards of Soho Rep and the Dramatists Guild Foundation and is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin.



“Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Is, and Is Not, Writing About Race” | The New York Times Magazine, Nov. 21, 2014

“Not Black and White” | Princeton Alumni Weekly, Dec. 3, 2014

MacArthur Foundation — Meet the Class of 2016 | MacArthur Foundation, 2016

“Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, From the Heart” | The New Yorker, Feb. 27, 2017

Class of '06