Laryssa Husiak is performing artist and writer living in Minneapolis with roots in New York City. In January 2014, her original play She Is King premiered at the Incubator Arts Project. The show, in which she stars as Billie Jean King, will tour to Portland, Oregon in Spring 2015. She has written numerous short plays and solo performances that have been performed at venues throughout NYC, including La MaMa ETC, HERE Arts Center, and Dixon Place. Husiak has been awarded grants from the Iowa Arts Council, Art Matter, and the Yip Harburg Foundation; and fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo. She was a finalist for the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for her play The Forgettable Saga of Donna Wanna. She is a member of the Obie Award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division. She attended NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and holds a master of social work degree from Columbia University.
Portrait by Sunita Prasad