A writer with a skilled touch and a fine observer’s eye for human behavior.Chicago Tribune
Jacqmin has a gift for barbed, realistic, character-defining and plot-enhancing dialogue.Chicago Theater Beat
Madcap [and] ambitious.New City Chicago
I love Jacqmin’s writing. [Filled with] unsentimental wit, verbal precision, [and a] willingness to engage ambiguity.Chicago Reader
Examine[s] small-bore lives with compassion and detail.The New York Times
Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright, TV writer and video game writer, originally from Cleveland.
Plays: Residence (40th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville); January Joiner (Long Wharf Theatre); Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre); A Third (Finborough Theatre London); Look, we are breathing (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Sundance Theatre Lab); Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Chicago Dramatists/At Play, 16th Street Theater); Ghost Bike (Buzz22 Chicago). Awards: Wasserstein Prize, two NEA Art Works Grants, ATHE-Kennedy Center David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, two MacDowell Fellowships, Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.
Television: “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix); “Lucky 7” (ABC). Video Games: “Minecraft: Story Mode” (Telltale Games). She received her BA from Yale University, and earned an MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University. Founding member, The Kilroys.