Jenny Seidelman - Playwright and Screenwriter

Jenny Seidelman is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

Her plays have been produced, developed, and received readings at Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Idle Muse Theatre Company, Ivy Theatre Company, Babes With Blades Theatre Company, Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, The Asylum Theatre, Ground UP Productions, Polarity Ensemble Theatre, Chicago One-Minute Play Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Cold Basement Dramatics, and her alma mater, Knox College, among many others.

Jenny’s screenplays have placed in the Top 10% and been named Quarterfinalists for BlueCat Screenplay Competition, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, and the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Her screenplay Henry Moore is Melting is currently a semi-finalist for ScreenCraft's Drama Screenplay Contest.

She lives in Chicago and is a recipient of grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Jenny is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

Her rom-com/heist screenplay The Thief was recently named a Semi Finalist for the 2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Her drama Henry Moore is Melting was recently named a Quarter Finalist for the 2017 ScreenCraft Screenplay Competition - Drama.

Current projects include: the stage play Thoughts and Prayers, a comedy about religion and the screenplay Your Best Life, a satire about the journey of self-discovery.

Jenny and her husband Ivan Lee recently co-contributed to the independent fantasy book The Sword of Whatever, a fundraising project for a friend's nephew. It is available for purchase at createspace.