Jeanne Dorsey is a playwright, filmmaker and essayist. Her television pilot Highest and Best was a finalist for the Made in NY Writers Room television training program. Her play Away Towards Home was nominated by George Street Playhouse for the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn prize. It developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre and was included in the EST 2014 summer workshop series at The Space at Ryder Farm. Her play Footprints in the Snow is a semi-finalist for the 2017 Ashland New Play Festival. It was nominated by EST for the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn prize and was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill 2009 National Playwrights Conference. She wrote, directed and produced the short filmBlood from a Stoner, which screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York and was an official selection in the 2015 Chain Film Festival, the 2014 Big Apple Film Festival, the 2014 FilmColumbia festival in Chatham, New York and the 2014 Hoboken International Film Festival. Blood from a Stoner is based on her play, which was produced by the Ensemble Studio Theatre in the 2009 EST Marathon of one-act plays. Other productions include: The Longbottom Way at The SoHo Playhouse, EST’s March Madness Festival and Apartment A Theatre, Los Angeles; The Soul Savers at Apartment A; Too Small to Drive at The Play Group, NY; Compliments to Amanda (finalist for the Heidemann Award) at Gilgamesh Theatre Group, NY; Stepping Out with Mr. Markham at New Georges. Her essay Motherhood, Adoption, Ambivalence is included in No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood published in April of 2013 by Seal Press. She has received fellowships to Fundación Valparasío in Spain, Ragdale, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Ucross and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and a graduate of Bennington College and Trinity Rep Conservatory.