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Jennifer Kirkeby

Jennifer Kirkeby is an actress, playwright and children's writer. Kirkeby adapted Madeline's Christmas, based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans; The Far-Fetched Fable of the Frog Prince, a comedy based on the Grimm fairy tale; and L. Frank Baum's Dot and Tot of Merryland, all published by Dramatic Publishing. Other adaptations include Nancy Carlson's Harriet and Walt, a play about sibling rivalry (Samuel French); Aladdin and His Magical Lamp; The Mitten by Jan Brett; Llama Llama Holiday Drama and Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney; The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Duck for President and Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin; If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff; and Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. Original plays include Midlife Madness, an adult comedy, and Eyes Wide Open, a play about eating disorders (Samuel French). Her 10-minute play The Glass House has won several national awards. Several of her monologues and scenes have been published by Smith and Kraus Publishers in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 30s and volumes 2 and 4 of Winners Competition Series. Kirkeby is a member of The Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights' Center and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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