Anthropology alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins '06 wins Tony Award for 'Appropriate'

June 18, 2024

Princeton alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ’06 won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play for Appropriate at the 77th Annual Tony Awards. 

Branden received his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, in 2006. He is a recipient of both a Guggenheim fellowship and a MacArthur fellowship, is a Lewis Center advisory council member and has taught playwriting courses at Princeton.

In fall 2022, Branden returned to the Department for a discussion with Dean Jill Dolan, Dean of the College, and Professor João Biehl on the creative connections between the social sciences and the arts. The event “Playwriting with Anthropology” was the highlight of our lecture series marking the celebration of Anthropology’s 50th anniversary. Early this spring, Anthropology graduate students, faculty and staff traveled to New York City to see the extraordinary play Appropriate at the Hayes Theater

Warm congratulations, Branden, for your wonderful and impactful creative work!

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