Jen Silverman
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Her plays include WitchCollective Rage: A Play in Five Betties…, The RoommateThe Moors, and Wink. They are published by Concord Theatricals (US), Oberon Books (UK), and S. Fischer Verlage (Germany), and have been produced in the US, Europe, Australia, and the UK. Jen is a member of New Dramatists, an affiliated writer with the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, and a two-time MacDowell Colony fellow. Jen is also the author of The Island Dwellers, a collection of interlinked stories published by Random House and longlisted for the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards. Her debut novel We Play Ourselves was recently published by Random House, featured in the NY Times, selected by O Magazine as an “LGBTQ Book That Will Change the Literary Landscape” and by Harpers Bazaar as one of the “20 Best LGBTQ Books of 2021.” It is published in the UK, Australia, and NZ by Atlantic Books. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Vogue, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, and LitHub among others. Jen also writes for TV and film.

Agent Information

Rachel Viola, UTA
888 7th Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10106
+1 (212) 500-3213


Affiliated writer Jen Silverman's Witch announced as a part of Huntington Theatre Company's 2020-21 season. 

Jen Silverman named one of the Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2019-20 Season by American Theatre. 

Jen Silverman's new collection of short stories, The Island Dwellers, will be published Random House on May 1st!

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Jen Silverman's play WITCH will receive a production at Writers Theatre, in Chicago. It is the world premiere of a commission, and will run September 26 – December 16. More information here.

Jen Silverman's COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES has been added to MCC's 2017-2018 season and will receive its New York premiere, running August 16 - September 23. More info here.