The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow


Rolin Jones’s These Paper Bullets! received its 2014 world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre
and won 4 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Production of the Year. His
play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow received the OBIE Award for Excellence in
Playwriting. Jenny Chow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and was produced at the
Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Yale Rep, Studio
Theatre (D.C.), Portland Center Stage, among others. His play The Jammer received an
Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Best New Writing and was also produced Off-Broadway at the
Atlantic Theater Company. He has written for the television shows The Exorcist, Weeds, Friday
Night Lights, and Boardwalk Empire. His Friday Night Lights episode, “The Son,” received an
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Dramatic Writing and was named by Time magazine
as the best episode of television for the year 2010. He recently wrote the film adaptation
of American Idiot for Universal Pictures and is currently writing an adaptation of the This
American Life episode, “129 Cars,” for the fine folks at Fox Television Studios.