Alumni News: Jackie Sibblies Drury MFA '10 wins 2013 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award

August 11, 2013

Congrats to Brown MFA Alumna Jackie Sibblies Drury for winning the 2013 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award for her play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.

Jackie will be honored at the National Theatre Conference meeting on December 7th, 2013 at the Players Club in New York City.

Jackie Sibblies Drury is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 had its world premiere at Victory Gardens (Chicago), its New York premiere at Soho Rep, and is going on to have productions at Matrix Theater (Los Angeles), Interact (Philadelphia), Woolly Mammoth (D.C.), Undermain (Dallas), Company One (Boston), Studio 180 (Toronto), and Available Light (Columbus), among others. Her play Social Creatures was commissioned by Trinity Rep (Providence), where it premiered in 2013. Jackie’s work has been developed or featured at the Sundance Institute Theater Lab, Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor, American Conservatory Theater, the Lark Play Development Center, The Macdowell Colony, PRELUDE.11, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Victory Gardens' Ignition Festival. Jackie received a 2012-13 Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. She has been a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director lab and The Civillians' R & D Group, and a NYTW Fellow. She was a dramaturg and contributing writer for Zero Cost House, a collaboration between Pig Iron Theatre Company and Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada, and for Nichole Canuso Dance Company's The Garden (premiering in Fall 2013). Jackie is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a committee member for Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops. She is a graduate of Brown’s MFA playwriting program, and has taught playwriting at NYTW, University of Rochester, and Fordham. Jackie is the inaugural recipient of the Jerome New York Fellowship at the Lark for 2012-2014.