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JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING
by Morgan Gould

Directed by Celine Rosenthal

REGIONAL PREMIERE

October 18 to December 1, 2024

SYNOPSIS

Nan is working the night shift at Dunkin, fielding frequent calls from her husband, who needs help finding…everything. Meanwhile, Jennifer is doing her best to ignore Joey, the aging patient wearing down her…patience. At the same time, Lili is overwhelmed by the looming pressure of the SAT exam and her father’s insistence that she go to work the night before the test.


Set in a lonely Dunkin Donuts alongside a Massachusetts highway, JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING poignantly and humorously captures the demands placed on women, delving into the physical, emotional, and mental toll of caregiving–and the moments that push us to the edge.

Content Note: This show contains themes that some audience members may want more information on before attending. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view the content information by clicking here.

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Meet the Playwright

MORGAN GOULD

Morgan Gould is a writer/ director who has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where Morgan co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (BAC/PS 122) and worked alongside Young Jean on the premieres of LEAR (Soho Rep) and WE'RE GONNA DIE (Joe's Pub/ LCT3) and tours of PULLMAN WA and THE SHIPMENT. Since starting Morgan Gould & Friends in 2012, Morgan has created LOSING TOM PECINKA, PEE PEE POO POO PA PA FACE, THE GIRL WITH THE HONEY BEE EYES, WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, THIS BODY//MY BODY, SHREK: AN ADAPTATION, DOG EAT DOG, NURSE NORA MENORAH SAVES CHRISTMAS and HELIX, HELIX: The Science of You, Me, Us and Them (A Sloan Commission) and more. MG&F's work has been featured in and at the New Ohio/ Ice Factory Festival, Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Lyceum, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, CAP21, BAX, New Georges, and The Culture Project

B.A. in Directing, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, M.F.A. in Playwriting, Brooklyn College. Morgan is currently in the playwriting program at Juilliard.
 

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Meet the Director

Celine Rosenthal

Céline Rosenthal (Associate Artistic Director; Resident Casting Director; Director) Céline is a Tony®-nominated producer, “Key”; member of The Ring Of Keys and New Georges Affiliate Artist. At Asolo Rep they directed Dial M for Murder, Grand Horizons, The Incident At Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, The Lifespan of a Fact, Camelot, the Educational Tours of Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, and served as AD to Frank Galati on Knoxville. Céline developed new work with NYMF, New Georges, MTF, Kidoons, and National Queer Theatre, and helms Asolo Rep’s new work series, The Ground Floor. Other Recent Projects: In The Next Room, Angel Street, A Doll’s House, Spike Heels (Studio Theatre); Trayf (New Rep); Drowning in Cairo (N.Q.T); the Award Winning short film Wildflower. They are an Alumnus of CTI and BMI Lehman Engel Workshop. celinerosenthal.nyc

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