Jordan Harrison grew up on an island near Seattle. His plays include Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), Amazons and Their Men (Off Broadway at Clubbed Thumb), Act a Lady (2006 Humana Festival, Portland Center Stage), Finn in the Underworld (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Museum Play (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Kid-Simple (2004 Humana Festival), and Futura. He has received commissions from Arden Theatre, Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep/Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cypress Films, the Guthrie Theater/Children’s Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, and South Coast Rep.
Jordan is the recipient of the 2008 Kesselring Fellowship, the Heideman Award, a Theater Masters’ Innovative Playwright Award, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships from The Playwrights’ Center, a Lucille Lortel Fellowship, and a NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence Grant with The Empty Space Theatre. His plays are published by Playscripts, Inc., Samuel French, Simon Spotlight, Smith and Kraus, and Heinemann. A graduate of the Brown University MFA Creative Writing program, Jordan is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. He has taught playwriting at Brown, The Playwrights’ Center, and SUNY Purchase. With Sally Oswald, he edits Play A Journal of Plays, dedicated to reinventing the life of plays on the page.