Jennifer Barclay, assistant professor of playwriting and performance at TDPS, has received a Tier 1 Faculty Incentive Program Award from the UMD Division of Research. Tier 1 grants are awarded twice a year to faculty pursuing new directions in their research. Her project, “Essence Work: A New Approach for New Plays,” will challenge the traditionally solitary work of playwriting by employing a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to new play development. To pioneer this new method, Barclay will work with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and renowned director Shana Cooper to develop a new play about the human trafficking crisis in the United States.
Read more about the project: https://go.umd.edu/jenniferbarclaytier1