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Jerry Polner’s Like Money in the Bank, a romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve System, completed a run at the Theatre Row Studio Theatre in New York in 2016.  Quit the Road, Jack, a comedy about the North American Free Trade Agreement, was a guest production of TheaterLab the previous year.  More recently, Jerry’s She Started It was a finalist for the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, and his play Works for Me was chosen as an alternate for the William Inge Theater Festival. His earlier play Fix Number Six was presented by the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and was nominated for six Planet Connections awards including Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script.  Jerry has contributed short plays to the first nine seasons of New York Madness and his short play Scapegoat was presented as part of the New Play Development Workshop at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in August 2019. Another short play There Is No Other Path was included in the Secret Theatre One-Act Festival in January-February 2020. Jerry’s plays have been published by Samuel French, Next Stage Press, and  He is a company member of New York Madness and is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the National Writers Union.  

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