Jean Klein has been a runner-up in the O’Neill competition; A one-act play Snapshots was a winner in the Kernodle Play competition at the University of. Her play Lifeswap was produced at The Venue on 35th in Norfolk, Virginia in 2012 and at The Edge Theater in Belle Haven, Virginia. Numerous other short plays (Heritage; Planned Parenthood; In and Out; Finals) have been produced at theaters across the country. After revision, The Refraction of Light was given a staged reading at Wilkes University in January 2018 and by Transendence Theatre Collective in NYC.
She holds an MA in English and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Iowa and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, The International Center for Women Playwrights, and The Virginia Playwrights Forum.
Klein is the owner and founder of HaveScripts / Blue Moon Plays (www.havescripts.com) aimed at providing plays for schools, community theater, and regional theater, as well as introducing new works and new forms of theaters to the public . She has studied and taught playwriting and fiction at Carnegie-Mellon University, Old Dominion University, and The University of Iowa. She currently teaches playwriting in the Creative Writing MA and MFA program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA.