Len Jenkin

Len Jenkin

Len Jenkin is an American  playwright, director, screenwriter, and novelist. He has won three Obie awards for his off-Broadway work as a director and a playwright. His plays include Dark Ride, Pilgrims of the Night, Careless Love, My Uncle Sam, Limbo Tales, The Dream Express, and Like I Say. Len Jenkin’s work has been performed throughout the United States and internationally. Jonah was Undermain’s sixth production of his work, having previously produced Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Reel…, Time in Kafka, Poor Folks Pleasure, Margo Veil, and Port Twilight or The History of Science. Len Jenkin frequently collaborates with John Arnone, who has designed for many of his plays, including Mr. Jenkin’s adaption of Candide at the Guthrie Theater as well as productions of New Jerusalem and American Notes at the Public Theater. Len Jenkin’s numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Award, a nomination for an EMMY Award, and four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He was a Sundance Institute PlayLabs Fellow, along with Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens. Mr. Jenkin holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Columbia University.