Jean Ciampi. Writer.

I've been a professional freelance writer since 1990 -- magazine and newspaper features and personality profiles; corporate communications and video scripts; press releases, public relations plans and media relations. My client list includes high-profile corporations, major chemical companies and a long list of non-profit organizations.

In 2014, I completed my first full length stage play, Potato Gumbo,​ a touchingly honest and, at times, zany look at the potentially brutal challenges of aging. Potato Gumbo tells the poignant story of Gretchen and Thomas, her dream, an ill-gotten pair of handcuffs, a diagnosis, and the adult children who must walk the delicate line of parenting their parents. It is the story of so many of our lives – past, present or the future we must inevitably face. It was nominated for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Potato Gumbo

Production rights are currently available for all theatres and a script can be requested for review. Read Act I, scene 1 here


My articles and features have been published in Prime Living, Image, Gulfscapes and Coastal Living magazines as well as in The Facts and The Houston Chronicle newspapers. Read several samples here.