top of page

Jerry Polner’s plays have been published by Samuel French, Next Stage Press, and Smith & Kraus.  In 2024, he was chosen as a playwriting contributor at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  Jerry’s play Like Money in the Bank, a romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve System, was produced at the Theatre Row Studio Theatre in New York in 2016.  Quit the Road, Jack, a comedy about the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, was a guest production of Theater Lab 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 contributed short plays to the first ten 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’s One-Act Play Festival in January-February 2020.  He was a business manager/CFO at Second Stage Theater for 7 years and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the National Writers Union.   

bottom of page