Jordan Harrison’s play MARJORIE PRIME, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist, premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and recently had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. A film adaptation, directed by Michael Almereyda, will be seen in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Jordan's play MAPLE AND VINE premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and went on to productions at American Conservatory Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, among others. His other plays include THE GROWN-UP (2014 Humana Festival), DORIS TO DARLENE, A CAUTIONARY VALENTINE (Playwrights Horizons), AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN (Clubbed Thumb), ACT A LADY (2006 Humana Festival, Portland Center Stage), FINN IN THE UNDERWORLD (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), FUTURA (Portland Center Stage/NAATCO), KID-SIMPLE (2004 Humana Festival), STANDING ON CEREMONY (Minetta Lane Theatre), and THE MUSEUM PLAY (WET).
Jordan is the recipient of the 2016 Horton Foote Prize, Guggenheim and Hodder Fellowships, the Kesselring Prize, the Roe Green Award from Cleveland Play House, the Heideman Award, the Loewe Award for Musical Theater, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships, a NYSCA grant, and a NEA/TCG Residency with The Empty Space Theater. His children's musical, THE FLEA AND THE PROFESSOR, won the Barrymore Award for Best Production after premiering at the Arden Theatre. A graduate of Stanford University and the Brown MFA program, Jordan is an alumnus of New Dramatists. He is an Affiliated Artist with Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, and The Playwrights' Center. Jordan is a writer/producer for the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.