On January 16, 2021, Jeanne was featured in the Vermont Arts Newsletter, published by the Times Argus (Barre, VT). The interview by Jim Lowe was inspired by the January 2021 live staged reading of her play, A Life Altering Event, produced by the Valley Players (Waitsfield, VT). Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.
Playwright Jeanne Beckwith: ‘mischievous genius … hilariously extravagant’
By Jim Lowe Staff Writer
Jan 16, 2021
Roxbury playwright Jeanne Beckwith has been a Vermont playwright for nearly two decades.
“I’ll be honest,” she said. “I’ve been a playwright in Indiana, I’ve been a playwright in Georgia, I’ve been
a playwright in Alabama, and I’ve been more productive since I got to Vermont than I was through any of
the other years. Not that I didn’t write, and I didn’t get work done, but since I got to Vermont, I’ve had a more pleasant life."