Jeremy Llorence, Assistant Professor, English

Jeremy Llorence

Phone
614-823-1160

Email
jllorence@otterbein.edu

Office
Towers Hall 240

Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, and Chicago. As a writer, he is interested in exploring topics of masculinity and place through both comedy and drama. As a teacher, he is interested helping students find the voices to tell the stories that matter most to them. And, of course, he loves to talk about his favorite playwrights: August Wilson, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, and Sarah Ruhl, just to name a handful.

– Photo by Sarah West Photography

Education

  • M.F.A., English - Playwriting, Western Michigan University, 2015
  • B.A., Creative Writing, Grand Valley State University, 2012

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Playwriting
  • American Theatre
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing in all its forms

Affiliations & Awards

  • Festival Winner, Activate Midwest, Summer 2015
  • Full Length Play Award, Region Three, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, January 2015