Jeanne Dorsey

22/23 ROO Resident

Jeanne Dorsey is a New York based writer of plays, screenplays, teleplays, and essays. She was awarded a 2021 Sloan Commission for her play The Kit: Made by Martha. She wrote, directed, and produced the short film Blood from a Stoner, which screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York and was an official selection in the 2015 Chain Film Festival, the 2014 Big Apple Film Festival, the 2014 FilmColumbia Festival in Chatham, New York and the 2014 Hoboken International Film Festival. Her plays have been produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, SoHo Playhouse, Apartment A Theatre, The Play Group, at Gilgamesh Theatre Group, and New Georges. Her essay “Motherhood, Adoption, Ambivalence” is included in No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood, published in April of 2013 by Seal Press.  Her monologues have been published by Smith and Krauss, Heinemann Press, and Applause Books. She has received fellowships to Fundación Valparaiso in Spain, Monson Arts, Ragdale, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Ucross, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Dramatists Guild, Honor Role, and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist.

Her ROO Residency culminated with a staged reading of The Kit: Made by Martha, directed by Jackson Gay at Alchemical Studios on May 7th and 8th and opened the Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2023 First Light Festival, featuring Janice Amaya, Curran Connor, Desi Domo, Katie Fabel, Deborah Hedwall, Lou Liberatore, Arroyo Monfiletto, and Shawn Randall. 

Jeanne Dorsey, Playwright

Jeanne Dorsey, 2022/23 ROO Resident