Jarrett McCreary

Jarrett McCreary

Jarrett McCreary seeks to embrace intimacy through playwriting. He was a member of the 2018/2020 Interact Core Playwrights. His play "The Children of Edgar and Nina" also saw its first professional production with The Neighborhood Theater in Chicago IL in 2020. Jarrett was also a finalist for the Terrence McNally Playwright Award (2020/21) and a winner of a Billy Penn Award (2021) for his...
Jarrett McCreary seeks to embrace intimacy through playwriting. He was a member of the 2018/2020 Interact Core Playwrights. His play "The Children of Edgar and Nina" also saw its first professional production with The Neighborhood Theater in Chicago IL in 2020. Jarrett was also a finalist for the Terrence McNally Playwright Award (2020/21) and a winner of a Billy Penn Award (2021) for his collaborative play with Tiny Dynamite Theater. His stories are black, they are queer, they are magical, and they are vulnerable, and the hope is to use them as a tool to dive deep into conversations about human connection.

Plays

  • Apocalypse Dating Play
    Against the backdrop of war and environmental collapse, a mysterious and chaotic stranger invites four people to an exclusive game show. The prize: a safe haven. The price of failure: execution. The quest: finding love. Through grand virtual reality simulations and achingly intimate human moments, this play examines our need to connect in the face of catastrophe, and the drive to find hope in the midst of hopelessness.
  • Dirt, Ash, Dead Tree
    A young black boy, after losing everything, drifts into a fantasy world of memories and monsters. He wonders and wanders in search of his home, his will to live, and the answers to his many questions surrounding what it truly looks like when one considers taking their own life.
  • The Children of Edgar and Nina
    Felix and Luc are wandering through different paths with different kinds of loneliness. When those paths cross, a whirlwind of experiences leave them spent and wondering what it all was for. Venus, a woman and magical connection to them both, takes us back to beginning with the power of music and poetry to explore their intimacy and what it truly means to be vulnerable.