Jeesun Choi is a transnational Korean playwright, librettist, and physical theatre artist. She is the recipient of the 2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship and in 2020, she was awarded Artist of Exceptional Merit by Asian American Arts Alliance. She is currently a librettist fellow at American Opera Project, a member of EST/Youngblood, and a usual suspect at New York Theatre Workshop.
Some of her plays include BUST (Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, O'Neill NPC Finalist); Lost Coast (Playwrights Realm's Ink'd Festival, Nashville Rep’s Ingram New Works); Manuka (EST/Youngblood Podcast); The Seekers (Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Bushwick Starr Reading Series); and Untitled/Diaspora (JACK Radical Acts Festival).
While at MacDowell, she revised To the Ends of the Earth / 땅끝까지 which will have a New York production at JACK in 2023. She also worked on the early drafts of an untitled revenge tragedy.
Portrait by Eric Johnston