As an instructor, I believe it is my job to nurture student’s voices through writing exercises, presentation of work, and constructive feedback. In the classroom, I see myself as a facilitator and life-long learner, rather than the expert in the room. I approach student’s work with curiosity and make it my goal to reflect back strengths and areas of improvement in order to help writers create work that achieves their vision.
Jenni Lamb is a Chicago-based playwright and former improviser. She is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and her plays include Mother Lode, Quiver, 12th and Clairmount, Candy Store, Memento Polonia, Period Piece, Sickly Sulphur/Florid Arabesque, and Jumble of Bones. Jenni’s plays have had readings or productions with The Road Theatre (LA), The Goodman Theatre, Route 66, The Gift, American Theatre Company, Stage Left Theatre, Black Box Acting Studio, Commission Theatre, Broken Nose, Wordsmyth Theatre (Houston), Northwestern University, and Project Y (NY). In addition to traditional plays, she wrote Thou Proud Dream, a site-specific adaptation of Henry V. She also creates site-specific plays with Living Room Playmakers where she is a Producing Playwright. Jenni’s play Quiver was cited by the Kilroy List, and she has been a member of the Goodman Playwrights Unit. As an improviser, she performed on many Chicago stages as well as national comedy festivals in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Jenni holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University. Last fall, she was in residence at Links Hall in Chicago collaborating on an adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper.