Jenna’s play A Body of Water was published by Dramatists Play Service and produced at theatres around the country after its debut at Circle Repertory in New York. It was also selected by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture on the 350th anniversary of Jewish life in America as a play that “breaks new ground." Recent productions include short pieces called A Great Miracle Happened Here and You Brought Your Menorah that were produced in the Festival of Lights at the Illusion Theater. Other local productions include I Wouldn’t Be Here and In Coya’s House, which were produced at the Great American History Theatre in St. Paul. Zark’s play The World to Come was originally commissioned and produced as a one-act by the Jewish Women’s Theater Project in Los Angeles. Since that time the play has been revised as a full-length and was work-shopped at The Producer’s Club in New York. Zark is a two time winner of the McKnight Advancement Artists Fellowship and a current recipient of a fellowship from the State Arts Board in Minnesota.
Jenna has also written numerous children’s plays, including The Magic Dreidels, originally commissioned and produced by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre and also seen at Atlanta’s Jewish Theatre of the South. Her adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was produced twice at Stages Theatre in Minneapolis. Other plays were produced by the Steppingstone Theatre for Youth, including Fort Snelling: Wilderness End, Little Bird that was Caught, and Buried Treasure at Old Fort Snelling. Little Bird will be produced at Steppingstone Theater in St. Paul in the fall of 2006. Jenna is a member of The Dramatists Guild (NY) and The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis. More information is at
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