Meet Our Playwrights!

How __ Made Me A Better Feminist is made possible by the kindness and creativity of our participating playwrights! Get to know more about them here. 

Ashley Jacobson

Where are you from? 
Wood-Ridge, NJ - one of the smallest towns (1 square mile) 
that's only about 15 miles from New York City. It's also literally behind Giants Stadium.  

Tell us about yourself in a few sentences.
I'm an artist AND a 9 to 5er, (more like a 10 to 6-er because 9 is way too early). I co-run a company called The Dirty Blondes and I write plays about the weather, Patrick Bateman and Britney Spears. Nothing makes me happier than 00s pop music. Wine. Wine makes me happier. (Wine AND THEN listening to 00 pop music is my bliss). 
 

What is your word?
Cheerleading (I was on the competing team for my home town from 6th to 11th grade)
 

What can we expect from your piece?
A lot of cheerleading terminology that made me really nostalgic. Music. 
Female friendships and empowerment. Female athletes.  

Kevin Armento

Where are you from?
San Diego, CA
 

Tell us about yourself in a few sentences.
I'm a theater artist and screenwriter in Brooklyn. I love New York but miss the beach, so I go there often. Mexican food sustains me in hard times.
 

What is your word?
"Being a Manny"
 

What can we expect from your piece? 
A really simple dissection of a moment in adolescence. The kind of stubborn, subtle chauvinism that still pervades the liberal class. 

Kellie Bean

Where are you from?
Columbus, Ohio
 

Tell us about your self in a few sentences.
I am an academic, PhD in English, single mom and wannabe playwright. 
 

What is your word?
OK Cupid
 

What can we expect from your piece?
My goal is an un
apologetically  frank view of the vagaries, challenges, embarrassments and rewards of meeting potential romantic partners online.  It will also be funny. 

Dinah Berkeley

Where are you from?
Chicago
 

Tell us about yourself in a few sentences.
NYC based actor, clown, mime. Working to revive the slumbering, challenge, the assured, and make the serious chuckle. 
 

What is your word?
CAKE!
 

What can we expect from your piece?
Our piece will hopefully challenge audiences both to laugh, and stop to think.  

Jacob Marx Rice

Where are you from? 
Oakland, California 

Tell us about yourself in a few sentences. 
I writes plays about the ways human beings fail. Usually they’re comedies. But people always end up crying. 

What is your word? 
The Subway 

What can we expect from your piece? 
A lot of reasons why having sex in a subway station is a terrible idea.