Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Hansol Jung

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Shelton, CT
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014, 2019

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Jung was awarded the Whiting Award in 2018 and is a 2019-2020 Hodder Fellow at Princeton.

At MacDowell in 2014, she worked on Wild Goose Dreams, a play about a love story between a North Korean defector, Nanhee, and a South Korean goose father, Minsung. She began the draft at the International Playwright Residency at Royal Court Theatre, UK in July, 2014.

During her 2019 residency, Jung wrote the first draft of Merry Me, a commission for The Public Theatre in New York. Merry Me is a queer sex comedy adaptation of The Country Wife by William Wycherly.



Hansol Jung worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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