Names in the news: Arts edition

Brooklyn playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ’06 was selected for a five-year residency at the Signature Theatre Company in New York City. [Playbill.com]

Lia Romeo ’03’s social-media-themed play Connected won’t open until Feb. 8 (at the Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis), but her characters are already performing online by posting Facebook status updates. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Jordan Roth ’97, the president of Jujamcyn Theaters, has become principal owner of the company, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters. [Broadway.com]

Photographer Accra Shepp ’84 earned praise for his recent work, on display in Street Shots/NYC, an exhibit at New York’s South Street Seaport Museum through April 5. [The New Yorker]