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GIBBS, Jennifer

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GIBBS, Jennifer. (Dubuque, IA-- ). Gibbs, a 1988 STEPHEN HEMPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL graduate, was a member of the Harvard class of 1992 and graduated from that prestigious college magma cum laude. A Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, she received her graduate degree in Comparative Literature from NYU. In 2009, she worked as an actress and playwright in New York City.

Gibbs' solo show IMMORTALITY (Edna St. Vincent Millay) won the 2005 New York Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award (Outstanding Performance). Her mini-musical HOT was part of THE AUDIENCE, a full-length co-created a group of playwrights, composers and lyricists that received three Drama Desk nominations (Transport Group). Jennifer's plays – which also include 2GETHER, DIARY OF A PROPHET, THE SWEATER GIRL and the screenplay THE STRANGER – have been developed/presented at Cherry Lane, Williamstown. E.S.T. Joe's Pub, The Public, Makor Center, Voice & Vision Lab NYC, The Lark, Hypothetical, Manhattan Theater Source, Access, Working Artists, Transport Group have been presented elsewhere.

Her play, The Sweater Girl, is based on the WORLD WAR II bomber pilot, Lt. Breitbach, from Dubuque who survived twenty-five missions over Germany before his BOMBER CRASH near CENTER GROVE on a routine training mission.

As an actress, Gibbs played many roles off-Broadway and regionally. In 2009 she was a HARP artist in residence at HERE Arts Center. Past residencies included Voice & Vision ENVISION and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She was an Associated Artist at Transport Group and an Affiliated Artist at New Georges. Jennifer founded collective First Fig to encourage artists from different backgrounds. Among other projects, she produced the First Fig series at Joe's Pub.




HERE Arts Center Presents Jennifer Gibb's SOUNDING, 2/17-3/13. Online: http://offbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/HERE-Arts-Center-Presents-Jennifer-Gibbs-SOUNDING-217313-20100312

Read more about HERE Arts Center Presents Jennifer Gibb's SOUNDING, 2/17-3/13 by offbroadway.broadwayworld.com

"Jennifer Gibbs." Jackson Repertory Theatre. Online: http://jacksonrep.org/167Bios.html

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc. Collaboration Award Gala. Online: http://wamcoalition.org/Collaboration_Award_Gala.html

Jennifer Gibbs. YouTube user: SKMMSRiLayg