Join us on Wednesday January 29 for a post-show conversation led by Branden Jacob-Jenkins with acclaimed Swedish playwright Jonas Khemiri and award-winning director Erica Schmidt. Jonas and Erica will discuss their work on Play Company’s current production of Jonas’s bold new play I CALL MY BROTHERS, the issues of race and identity explored in the play, and their previous collaboration on Jonas’s Obie-winning play INVASION. The conversation will take place immediately following the performance on January 29 at the New Ohio.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays include Neighbors (The Public Theater), Appropriate (Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Victory Gardens Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theater, and Signature Theatre NYC, spring 2014) and An Octoroon (Soho Rep, spring 2014). He is currently a Residency Five playwright at the Signature Theatre and a Lila Acheson Wallace fellow at the Juilliard School. His work has been seen at the Vineyard Theater, The Matrix Theater in LA, Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, CompanyOne in Boston, and the HighTide Festival in the UK. He is under commissions from Lincoln Center/LCT3 and MTC. His honors include a Paula Vogel Award, a Helen Merrill Award, a Fulbright Arts Grant, the Lecompte du Nuoy prize, a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams award. He has taught at NYU and Queens University of Charlotte and holds an M.A. in Performance Studies.