Meet Fellow Jess Honovich

Jess Honovich is a playwright, screenwriter and educator from Southern New Jersey. Her work has been produced and workshopped by Dezart Performs, Longwood University, New York University, the Paw Paw Village Players, Festival51, Project Y, and the Pittsburgh Opera. She is a 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist for her play Giant Slalom, a 2017 Heideman Award finalist for her play Hardware, a recipient of the Mary Marlin Fisher Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and a 2016 Theatre Masters winner for her short play No More Monsters, which had productions in Aspen and New York City and is published by Samuel French.

She holds a B.S. from New York University in Educational Theatre and a minor in Dramatic Literature and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

LABA Project: Inspired by this year’s theme of War and Peace, my piece hopes to investigate the intersections of play, commercialized war and inherent values of good and evil. The piece will evolve based on discussions with three year olds, specifically considering superheroes and how we internalize the archetypes of war through play


What is your favorite East Village spot?

Way too many to pick! For theater: The Infinite Wrench at The Kraine For eats: Veselka For cocktails: Death & Company For everything else: The Strand

What most inspires you?

Deep inside the work of artists I admire.