Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Named as 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Winner

Posted on September 22, 2016

Congratulations Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for being a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants.

“While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, these 23 extraordinary individuals give us ample reason for hope . . . They are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences, often in unexpected ways. Their creativity, dedication, and impact inspire us all.” - MacArthur President Julia Stasch

We completely agree! Actor's Express is proud to have Branden's work APPROPRIATE as part of our 29th season! It runs October 29 – November 20, 2016.

Brandon's award makes him the fourth MacArthur Genius grant writer Actor's Express has produced in the last three seasons alone! Other playwrights include Suzan-Lori Parks, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Sam Hunter!