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Kyle Jarrow

Kyle Jarrow
Born (1979-10-07) October 7, 1979 (age 34)
Ithaca, New York
Nationality American
Education Yale University
Occupation Writer, musician
Years active 2003–present
Notable work(s) Armless, Whisper House, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, Sky-Pony
Spouse(s) Lauren Worsham (2011–present)

Kyle Jarrow (born October 7, 1979) is a New York City-based writer and rock musician.



Jarrow's writing career began in theater, winning an Obie Award with director Alex Timbers in 2004 for A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, a satirical musical about L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.[1] His theatrical writing has been noted for its macabre humor and frequent incorporation of pop music.[2]Early credits include Armless, the basis for the film of the same name, and Whisper House, a musical written with Duncan Sheik.[3] As Jarrow's career progressed he became frustrated with the reach of theater and began writing for television and film as well.[1]

Jarrow's writing for television and film has frequently focused on existential questions of what to believe and how to live.[1] His first feature film was 2010 Sundance Film Festival NEXT selection Armless, a comedy about a man suffering body integrity identity disorder, starring Daniel London and Janel Moloney.[4] Armless was directed by Habib Azar, with whom Jarrow collaborated again in 2013 on Saint Janet, an independent film about a woman who believes she has spoken to God, starring Kelly Bishop and Nyambi Nyambi.[5]

In 2010 Jarrow wrote a television pilot for The CW called Trigger, which was unrelated in story to his play of the same name.[6] In 2012 he developed a police drama for FX produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman.[7] In 2013 The CW announced development of Ze, a family drama series written by Jarrow about a transgendered teen. Ze would represent the first time a transgender person has been the lead character on a primetime television show.[8]


Jarrow is singer, songwriter, and keyboardist for the theatrical rock band Sky-Pony, a collaboration with his wife Lauren Worsham.[9] He has previously performed with bands Super Mirage and The Fabulous Entourage, an art-rock band featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

Personal life

Jarrow was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. His father is economist Robert A. Jarrow and his mother, Gail Jarrow, writes children's books.[1] He studied Religious Studies and American Studies at Yale University, moving to New York City upon graduation in 2001. Jarrow lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, actress Lauren Worsham.




  • Armless (2010)
  • Saint Janet (2013)


External links

  •, Web site, Kyle Jarrow

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