In Flight

by Jenny Lyn Bader

A play about the power of poetry, the poetry of power, and the perils of publishing. —And surely the world’s first verse play set in the offices of an in-flight airline magazine.

  • Cast Size: 3M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Photo Credit: © Lia Chang

JENNY LYN BADER is a playwright living in New York City. Her plays include  Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library (Luna Stage), None of the Above (New Georges), and Equally Divine (Theatre at the 14th St. Y). One-acts include Beta Testing (Symphony Space), Worldness (Humana Festival of New American Plays), and Miss America (NY International Fringe Festival, “Best of Fringe” selection). Her audio plays include The International Local, available on the Subway Plays app, and Tree Confessions (“Beuys for Future” Int’l Exhibit, Berlin, w/ Kathleen Chalfant). Works performed virtually include Guru of Touch (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), My First Time (Voting Writes Project), “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck” (Heroes and Villains, Urban Stages), and “Sad Maps” (Vaccine Monologues). She has received the “Best Documentary One-Woman Show” Award (United Solo Fest); Athena Playwriting Fellowship; and the O’Neill Center’s Edith Oliver Award for a playwright who has, in the spirit of the late New Yorker critic, “a caustic wit that deflates the ego but does not unduly damage the human spirit.” Jenny Lyn co-founded Theatre 167, recipient of the Caffè Cino Award for “consistently producing outstanding work in the independent theatre” (NY Innovative Theatre Foundation). AHarvard graduate, she has been a Lark Playwriting Fellow (nominated by Wendy Wasserstein) and a frequent contributor to the New York Times “Week in Review.” Her work has also been published by Dramatists Play Service, Applause, Vintage, Lincoln Center Theater Review, and Plays International + Europe. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Authors Guild, Playwrights Gallery, League of Professional Theatre Women, and Honor Roll. For more, visit

Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (2 votes)
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Monica Cross

This play soars!

IN FLIGHT is a delightful romp through the world of airline publications! The verse and rhyming couplets reinforces the fast pace of the plot. With intrigue and deception, this comedy packs a punch!

I found myself reading parts out loud so that I could enjoy the word play that Jenny Lyn Bader weaves throughout the play. It is absolutely delightful.


3 years ago
Mark Cofta

Not Adverse to Verse

Though modern plays writ in verse
Aspire to Moliere but prove much worse,
Bader’s In Flight soars past style
To entertain with heart while
Telling a tale both clever and droll,
Without its couplets taking a toll
On our understanding. Will Bader
launch a verse trend sooner or later?
Writing this review was not easy work
But a task I cannot shirk
In appreciation for an impressive feat
I could not hope to exceed or meet.
Produce In Flight with a merry heart
And crowds from money happily will part!

2 years ago

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