Monday, January 18, 2010

Jennifer R. Morris

Jennifer is a writer/producer/actor. She is currently working on Buzzer a series of fictional shorts with writer Tracey Scott Wilson and director Anne Kauffman. Buzzer explores the myth of a post-racial American society through the lens of gentrification. Jennifer produced the feature length documentary, Mentor, directed by Alix Lambert. Mentor was an official selection at the 2014 Austin Film Festival and won honorable mention for best doc at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival. She also produced the shorts Tiffany (PBS) and The Unknown Seven (Official selection 2014 Nantucket Film Festival). Her pilot Art House (which she co-wrote with Robbie Sublett) was chosen for the 2016 BLACKLIST TV Staff Writing book. 

Jennifer is a founding associate artist of the OBIE award-winning theatre company, The Civilians. With The Civilians she has worked on Mr. Burns, I Am Nobody's Lunch, Gone Missing, The Ladies, Canard, Canard, Goose. and You Better Sit Down: tales from my parents’ divorce. You Better Sit Down (of which she co-wrote and conceived) was an interactive theatre piece that had digital partnerships with WNYC and the Huffington Post. Jennifer wrote and hosted shows on TV Food Network and WE and has created digital projects for ABC/Disney, Fremantle Media, and FMX. 

As an actress, Jennifer has worked at Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, P.S. 122, Cherry Lane, Barrow Street, Williamstown, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and ART, among others. She has appeared on the NBC shows ER, Profiler, and Law & Order and in numerous national commercials. 

She received her MFA from UCSD. She currently teaches at NYU.