Jesse Potterveld

Jesse Potterveld

Jesse Potterveld’s play Years in the Hundreds opened Central Works’ 27th season in February 2017. His plays have been developed at Central Works, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. He received a BA from New College of Florida, where he studied Art History and Creative Writing, before spending the remainder of his 20’s as a touring musician with the art/punk band Graffiti...
Jesse Potterveld’s play Years in the Hundreds opened Central Works’ 27th season in February 2017. His plays have been developed at Central Works, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. He received a BA from New College of Florida, where he studied Art History and Creative Writing, before spending the remainder of his 20’s as a touring musician with the art/punk band Graffiti Death Threat. Most recently, he was co-founder and Chief of Staff at Wingtip, a 21st Century interpretation of the classic social club, where he also directed Arts Programming for members and the general public. He lives and works in NYC.

Plays

  • Years in the Hundreds
    For half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their small apartment. When a young gentleman caller arrives, their carefully maintained life begins to unravel.

    Years in the Hundreds explores how peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct mix to create the strangest of bedfellows.
  • Shore Up Your Vessel
    Bobby has come home to pick up the pieces.
    Susie has come home to pick up their mother.
    Dorothy is home, where she's always been, picking sides.

    Shore Up Your Vessel is a dark and enigmatic exploration into love and estrangement, examining how familial histories and false memories collide to reveal our worst intentions.