Jennifer Berry is Award winning playwright and director whose work has been seen around the country and as far away as South Africa. Berry uses her singular brand of writing and directing to generate entertainment that is both thought provoking and transformative. Berry’s noted play “Big Pharma” received rave reviews from LA Weekly, The Denver Post, The San Francisco Examiner and American Radio Network. “Big Pharma” was also featured on PBS.
Jennifer is the author of several additional plays including “Permanently Missing,” which she also directed. Jennifer had the world premiere of “Ojalá” at Casa 0101 in Los Angeles, which was featured by The Los Angeles Times and received “Best Latina Play” by Revista Magazine. Her play “After, All” was produced at The Pasadena Playhouse’s balcony theater and was also featured at The Great Plains Theater Conference. Her newest play “The Maid’s Daughters” was a semi-finalist at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference in 2016 & 2017.
As a writer she has been featured in Ms Magazine, Howl Round, and several other feminist publications.
Her play “Ojalá” was optioned as a screenplay in 2016 by Atlantic Crossing Productions .
Also well versed in directing operas, Jennifer was named resident stage director for the Colorado Opera Troupe’s productions of “Carmen,” “Otello,” and “Salome” in which she created original script adaptations while incorporating dance, music and text.
In 2015–2016 Jennifer was commissioned by The Alex Theater to create an original musical particularly for teenagers and the teenage audience entitled “BE.” She was so successful at bringing teens into the theater, she also created an arts branding concept and artistic program called “Act Out” where she served as Artistic Director and still consults.
In 2017 Jennifer received mentorship from Jerry Rees in the area of trans-media, virtual reality, and themed based storytelling for theme park and museum attractions. Under Mr. Rees's guidance, she created a theme based virtual piece for kids.
She is also the author of the children’s book “The Prayer Box." Available at www.ThePrayerboxforkids.com or at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel.
Jennifer is a proud member of The Playwrights Union, a network of L.A. Playwrights writing for theater, television and film and also part of Chalk Rep's playwrights group. She serves as a part-time faculty member at Cal State University Northridge.