Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Jessica Huang

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Jessica Huang's work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/premiere, 2017 Kilroy’s List, 2018 Barry and Bernice Stavis Award), Purple Cloud (Mu Performing Arts premiere), Zero-Infinity Flight Path and Mother of Exiles. She has commissions with Manhattan Theatre Club, TimeLine Theatre Company, Theater Masters, History Theatre, and Theater Mu. Her work has been developed, commissioned, and/or produced by New York Theatre Workshop, The New Group, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Stage and Film, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Yellow Earth Theatre and many more. She is two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow; and Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow; and has received awards from the Sloan Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council/McKnight. Jessica co-founded and co-direct Other Tiger Productions, a theatrical production company with a mission to pursue multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices. She has been a member of the Civilians R&D Group, and is a member of Two River Theater Emerging Playwrights Group, Ars Nova Play Group, Page 73's Interstate 73, and is the 2019 resident playwright at Chance Theater. She attends the Playwrights Program at Juilliard. While at MacDowell, Jessica completed a draft of Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying, a planetary play about grief and global warming.



Jessica Huang worked in the Banks studio.

Banks, an ell on the north end of the Lodge dormitory, was first used as an artist’s studio in 1970. Since then, it has played host to an extraordinary list of writers working in several disciplines. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors facing a field…

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