Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Corinne Jaber

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Paris, FRANCE
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Corinne Jaber is of Syrian and German heritage. She was born in Munich and raised in Canada and Germany. She is an award-winning actress, writer, and director. Her play The Bus that didn’t stop on the Partition of India has now developed into her first film, which she has produced and directed. She is currently in the process of post-production. Munich Medea: Happy Family, her most recent play, premiered off Broadway at WP Theatre in New York in February 2024.

She has been part of many international theatre productions in English as well as in French, such as Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata; A Dybbuk for 2, by and with the late Bruce Myers; Irina Brook's Beast on the Moon, for which she obtained a Molière, the best actress award in France; and more recently Oh My Sweet Land, a monologue she conceived, acted in, and co-authored with Amir Nizar Zuabi. For many years she has worked with Afghan actors in Kabul on Shakespeare. Their work culminated in a production of Comedy of Errors at the Globe to Globe Festival for the Globe Theatre in London.

At MacDowell, Jaber started work on her new play, which is yet untitled, about the complex relationship between a mother and her daughter who suffers from a personality disorder.



Corinne Jaber worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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