Jean Egdorf

Jean Egdorf

Jean Egdorf was born and raised in a small town in the mountains of northern New Mexico and spent over a decade in Denver and the mountains of Southwestern Colorado. Her plays often feature young women from small towns, and her work is influenced by the deserts and isolation of the Southwest. Currently, she lives in Athens, Ohio where she will be starting her 3rd and final year at Ohio University, working...
Jean Egdorf was born and raised in a small town in the mountains of northern New Mexico and spent over a decade in Denver and the mountains of Southwestern Colorado. Her plays often feature young women from small towns, and her work is influenced by the deserts and isolation of the Southwest. Currently, she lives in Athens, Ohio where she will be starting her 3rd and final year at Ohio University, working toward her MFA in Playwriting. She is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and has worked for the past decade as a stage manager and dramaturg.

Jean's short plays have been produced in Colorado and Ohio, and her short dramaturgical essays have been published for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Jean worked multiple seasons with the Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) where she co-developed the CRT Company Generated Ten-Minute Play Festival, now entering its sixth year; she presently serves as a member of CRT’s Headwaters New Play Festival reading committee.

Plays

  • The Evolution of Rattlesnakes
    Rattlesnakes are evolving to lose their rattles. Man has spent so long wiping out the ones that make noise, it’s become a better defense mechanism to remain silent. Denni Erwine is arrested for the murder of the Drybrook County Sheriff. According to their statements, she only struck back against the Sheriff in defense of her neighbor, Louisa Trelawney, but there is more coiled up in the case than either woman...
    Rattlesnakes are evolving to lose their rattles. Man has spent so long wiping out the ones that make noise, it’s become a better defense mechanism to remain silent. Denni Erwine is arrested for the murder of the Drybrook County Sheriff. According to their statements, she only struck back against the Sheriff in defense of her neighbor, Louisa Trelawney, but there is more coiled up in the case than either woman is willing to say. To prevent it from striking more than once, is there only one way to deal with a venomous snake?
  • How to Bake a Genoise Sponge Without Breaking Any Eggs
    Melissa hosts a popular online baking video series and dreams of studying patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. After a live episode of her series featuring her signature cake falls apart, the pressure of pursuing her dreams while managing her depression and anxiety may be too much for Melissa to handle. She thinks she can do it with the help of her only “real life” friends, Sylvie, her neighbor who keeps bees...
    Melissa hosts a popular online baking video series and dreams of studying patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. After a live episode of her series featuring her signature cake falls apart, the pressure of pursuing her dreams while managing her depression and anxiety may be too much for Melissa to handle. She thinks she can do it with the help of her only “real life” friends, Sylvie, her neighbor who keeps bees, and Ms. J, her baking mentor. But the two women are actually manifestations of her mental illness, evocations of Sylvia Plath and Julia Child. Melissa has to prove to her therapist, Dr. Morgan, and her mom, Anne, that she is well enough to succeed on her own. In order to make it to Paris, she must keep herself and her genoise sponge from collapsing.
  • The Flood
    Broke and directionless, Nora returns to the last place she ever wanted to wind up: home. She arrives to find her grandma to evacuate if the threat of a forest fire draws too near their small, mountain town, all while her sister, Letty, is having prophetic dreams about a coming flood. A woman claiming to be an archangel from God arrives with a message: He needs Nora to build Him a boat. Could Letty's...
    Broke and directionless, Nora returns to the last place she ever wanted to wind up: home. She arrives to find her grandma to evacuate if the threat of a forest fire draws too near their small, mountain town, all while her sister, Letty, is having prophetic dreams about a coming flood. A woman claiming to be an archangel from God arrives with a message: He needs Nora to build Him a boat. Could Letty's dreams about the flood be true? Or is building a boat, and its connection to their absent father, just one more piece of the past Nora has to face?
  • Burning (Or, Like a Sitcom)
    A woman contemplates setting her house on fire and her husband along with it.
  • Recurrence
    A wife and husband try to recapture their teen, dating years in the face of a life-threatening diagnosis.
  • Absorbed
    Have you ever felt like there's more than one person living inside you? As it turns out, that's exactly the case for Darren, who has just un-absorbed a twin he didn't know he had. It will probably help make things easier in his relationship with Thomas, right?