Jen Plants

Jen Plants

As a deviser, actor, director, dramaturg, and playwright, Jen’s work has been seen in the UK, Hungary, and across the United States. Jen teaches playwriting, performance studies, critical race theory, and community based theatre-making at UW-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. Recent Madison directing projects include The Spitfire Grill and When the Music Stops: The Anita O’Day Story (both Four Seasons Theatre) and...
As a deviser, actor, director, dramaturg, and playwright, Jen’s work has been seen in the UK, Hungary, and across the United States. Jen teaches playwriting, performance studies, critical race theory, and community based theatre-making at UW-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. Recent Madison directing projects include The Spitfire Grill and When the Music Stops: The Anita O’Day Story (both Four Seasons Theatre) and the world premiere opera The Queen of the Night (Fresco Opera Theatre). As a playwright, her recent feminist punk adaptation of Lysistrata premiered in spring 2019 as Broom Street Theatre's 50th anniversary production.

Plays

  • Lysistrata (a new adaptation)
    Lysistrata is sick of it. She’s sick of war. She’s sick of the patriarchy. She’s is done with white feminism and TERFs. She’s building a revolution girl style NOW. Powered by punk rock, zines, and anybody ready to reject toxic masculinity, this adaptation puts Lysistrata’s fight in a context designed for immersive theatre and audience-centered productions.
  • The First Sip
    A recovering alcoholic wrestles with the idea that she may have never been an addict at all.
  • The Bowery Waltz
    A comedy (with dancing) -- On a rooftop in the Bowery, a woman reckons with her privilege through a ferocious dance.