23. INTERVIEW: How Meaning is Made with Jenni Page-White

Literary Manager (and fellow Iowa alumn) Jenni Page-White joins us on this episode to share her experiences as both a dramaturg and literary manager. This is a great episode for our listeners who are interested in dramaturgy and have been thinking about literary management as a profession! Jenni gives us some thoughtful insight into the world. We hope you’ll enjoy it!


Jenni Page-White is the literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she curates and develops new work for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Her dramaturgy credits at Actors Theatre include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Angels in America (Parts One and Two), and the world premieres of We’ve Come to Believe, by Kara Lee Corthron, Emily Feldman, and Matthew Paul Olmos; Dave Harris’s Everybody Black; Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s Do You Feel Anger?; Susan Soon He Stanton’s we, the invisibles ; Basil Kreimendahl’s We’re Gonna Be Okay; Tasha Gordon-Solmon’s I Now Pronounce; Brendan Pelsue’s Wellesley Girl; and Steven Dietz’s This Random World. Prior to working at Actors Theatre, she was the literary associate at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she helped select and develop new plays for First Look and coordinated post-show discussion programming. As a freelance dramaturg, she has worked with WildWind Performance Lab, American Theater Company, Sideshow Theatre Company and LiveWire Chicago Theatre, and she has evaluated work for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Playwrights’ Center, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and The New Harmony Project. She is the co-editor, with Amy Wegener, of several volumes of Humana Festival play anthologies. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.

To learn more about Jenni and her work at Actors Theater of Louisville, visit the website: www.actorstheatre.org/bios/jenni-page-white/

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