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Jean Klein

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Jean Klein -- Playwright, Technical Writer, Editor.

Jean Klein is a playwright, technical writer, and editor. Klein has worked as a free-lance writer and editor, winning awards for magazine articles, plays, and television scripts. She has published books on technical writing, been a semi-finalist in the O’Neill competition, and is currently Director of Education for the Virginia Playwrights Forum. Her degrees are from Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Iowa. Previous play productions include: Inside And Out and Limbo in Miami, Ohio, and the Refraction Of Light in Berkley, Virginia.  A full-length play Unreasonable Possession was produced as a staged reading at the Earl Hamner Theatre in Nelson County, Virginia.  Refraction Of Light was produced by Looking Glass Productions at The Venue for the Norfolk Summer PlayFest; a short play, Lifeswap was produced at The Venue on 35th in Norfolk, Virginia in 2012 and at The Edge Theater in Belle Haven, Virginia.  Two plays, Lifeswap and Priming The Pump have been filmed for airing by Cox Cable for airing in Virginia and North Carolina by Cox Television. A one-act play “Snapshots” was a winner in the Kernodle Play competition at the University of Arkansas and will be produced in August of 2014 at The Venue in Norfolk, VA, and at The American Theatre in Hampton, VA. She is also the co-founder of Havescripts.com/ScriptWorks Press, a publishing company for new plays and spoken word poetry and fiction; in November of 2014, she plans to establish a new publishing/distribution company targeting new plays, plays for seniors, and plays which explore social/political issues and challenges. 


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