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SElected Work History

Jolene is the part-time Institutional Giving Manager at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the Program Director at Theaterlab

Selected Production History:

WRITER/PERFORMER - Ghosts and the Body Theater

Performance research on the complex relationships between the spectral and the stage. Supported by the New York City Artist Corps.


Multiple award-winning feature film starring Jason Biggs and Academy Award-nominee Aujanue Ellis. Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and other major sites.

WRITER/PERFORMER - So The Witch Won't Eat Me

Performance research on Medea and witchcraft, performed with Theaterlab and New Georges (Dixon Place).


Feature film script by Matt Raimo and Afonso Enrique. Upcoming.


A new 6-episode webseries created by Shiva Kalaiselvan, directed by Joe Bandelli. Written by Celine Song, Leah Nanako-Winkler, Jeremy Tiang, Harrison David Rivers, and Laura Zlatos. 

DIRECTOR - Haunted Basement's 2020 Production

Co-Director of virtual Halloween production for Minnesota's award-winning performance group. 

DRAMATURG - Wendy, Peter, Peter, Wendy

A new adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan written by Joshua Conkel in collaboration with Baltimore's LGBTQ+ communities for Single Carrot Theatre.


Written by and starring Emmy Award-winning comedian Ted Greenberg. Philadelphia, Off- Broadway Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater

DRAMATURG - Muse Project

"Mini-Muse"featuring stage and film star Lynn Cohen. NYC.

DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER - Traumaturgy Productions

NYC-based theater company dedicated to producing high-quality, fully-invested live horror productions.

DRAMATURG - No Sympathy for the Wolf

A new musical written by Scott Mebus, directed by Maridee Slater

DRAMATURG - Julie (25f)

New adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, written by Dianne Nora, directed by Maridee Slater. Colorado Mesa University.

LITERARY FELLOW AND SCRIPT READER - Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY

Dramaturgical support for one of New York's highest-attended regional theaters.

DRAMATURG - Exposure

Written by Laura Zlatos, directed by Devin Brain, devised for Next In Line Productions. Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC.

DRAMATURG - The Hour of the Star

Construction of new adaptation based on the novella by Clarice Lispector. Directed by Dara Malina. Connelly Theater, NYC.


Story and actor management in one of the country's most (in)famous haunted house experiences. NYC.

RESIDENT DRAMATURG - Paragon Theatre Company

Dramaturg on main season and new work development plays. Denver, CO. 

Additional Directing Projects include: 

Video Clare by Daaimah Mubashshir; David by Tim Jones and Daaimah Mubashshir; The Catch by Ria Hill for The Best of Fresh Blood - La Petite Morgue; Remains by Stephen Christensen - Traumaturgy Productions; Sunset Park by Matthew Minnicino - Traumaturgy Productions; selections from Everyday Afroplay by Daaimah Mubashshir at Bushwick Starr.

awards, memberships, and other publications 

Member, New Georges Jam

Artist Relief Grant, Playwrights Horizons

City Artist Corps Grant Recipient

LMDA Early Career Dramaturg Travel Grant Recipient

Guest Artist, Colorado Mesa University

Theatre Fellow, Columbia University

Member, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA)

Member, Fractured Atlas

Published article: "Women Working in Horror: Minority Voices in a Novelty Genre"

Interview: "Jolene Noelle (’15) works as Dramaturg for Ripper at Times Scare

Interview: Works By Women

Interview: Traumaturgy Productions


MFA, Dramaturgy, Columbia University, New York City.

BA, Theater, University of Colorado Boulder.

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