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Playwright Jack Canfora’s Off-Broadway plays include Poetic License, (59E59 Theaters), hailed by the Associated Press as “White-hot entertainment,” and Jericho, (59E59 Theaters, a New York Times’ “Critics’ Pick”) The NY Times called Jericho, “witty and poignant,” adding, “Jericho is also painfully significant, an intelligent intertwining of the nature of grief, cultural identity, fraught relationships, and shared tragedy.” Theater Communications Group hailed it as “…an important addition to the repertory of the American Theater.”
His regional productions include Place Setting (New Jersey Repertory), a finalist with plays by Teresa Rebeck, Elaine May and Edward Albee for The Newark Star Ledger’s Best Plays of 2007; Tennessee Williams: A Life with Harris Yulin (Guild Hall), featuring Eli Wallach, Harris Yulin and Mercedes Ruehl; Jericho, (NNPN Rolling World Premiere: New Jersey Repertory Company, Phoenix Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, UpstART theater); The Source (NJ Rep); Poetic License (NJ Rep); and Fellow Travelers (Bay Street Theater), which was optioned by the Shubert Organization for Broadway.
Jack is the recipient of several playwriting awards, including two Edgerton Playwriting Awards, for Jericho (2010) and The Source (2018). He won the 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing in a Web Series. Watch the pilot here: www.thesmalltimeseries.com.
Jack is also the Artistic Director of the online theater company New Normal Rep, has two children who are both smarter than he is, and lives in New York with his two dogs.