Jena McLean (she/they) is a queer playwright with roots in New Brunswick and Alberta. She has recently graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Drama Studies from Mount Allison University. She writes to make sense of the world, and recent plays include Bonus Points if You Have Air Conditioning (dir. Andrew Kushnir), Until Tenth Grade (dir. Dean Fleming), and An Ocean of Evergreens (digital reading with Theatre New Brunswick, dir. Yvette Nolan). Jena’s work aims to explore life’s grey areas, personalize the political and empower people to feel seen in theatre. She is a mess but is learning to enjoy making sense of the mess.