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Jennifer Berry
PlayLab Panelist, PlayLab Director

Award winning Writer/Director/Performer Jennifer Berry uses her singular brand of writing to explore issues of community, race, and integrity in American Life. Berry is best known for her play “Big Pharma” about the rise of the anti-depressant drug industry and the loss of a generation . “Big Pharma” received rave reviews from The Denver Post, The San Francisco Examiner, and The LA Weekly, and on American Radio Network. Big Pharma was also a feature on PBS “Wired Science”. Her most recent play “Ojalá” about a white girls entrance into the secret life of Latina nannies was featured in The Los Angeles Times and received “best Latin American play in L.A” in 2010.  Jennifer is also the author and director of several more plays including Permanently Missing, The Three Types of Sex, and After All which selected for presentation at the 2010 Great Plains Theater Conference.  Jennifer is a former radio host on Southern California’s NPR. There she developed her own format and style of in depth interviews with the most prominent theater professionals of our time.  Jennifer also served as the former assistant Dramaturg/Script supervisor at American Conservatory Theater.