Jessy Lauren Smith

Jessy Lauren Smith is a playwright, screenwriter, educator, and claymation enthusiast whose plays have been produced in Chicago, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Texas. She received her MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University, where she continues to teach screenwriting. She is also Co-Managing Director of the Living Room Playmakers, a playwright-driven collective that writes plays for unusual spaces and throws great parties. She’s currently working on an audio-based play for them that will be set at Salvage One this November. You can see what else she’s up to at and


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