New York, NY

Jessica Huang

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Jessica Huang is a playwright and librettist whose plays include: The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Season, Barry and Bernice Stavis Award, Kilroy's List), Mother of Exiles (Venturous Fellowship nominee, NNPN Annual Showcase, Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award, Kendeda Prize Finalist), and Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying (2022 EMOS Ecodrama prize). Her audioplay Song of the Northwoods is now available on Audible. She wrote the book and lyrics to the new musical Blended 和 (Harmony): The Kim Loo Sisters, created with composer Jacinth Greywoode, which will premiere in 2024 at The History Theatre, co produced with Theater Mu. She is developing an original television show with WBTV.

Jessica has commissions with Manhattan Theatre Club, Timeline Theater, History Theatre, and Theatre Mu. She was the inaugural 4 Seasons Resident Playwright, and has received awards from the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the National Theatre Conference, the Jerome Foundation, The Dramatists Guild, and The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation. She has developed work at Hedgebrook, The Hermitage, The MacDowell Colony, New Harmony Project, New York Stage and Film, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, among many others. She is a three-time Playwrights' Center fellow, and has been a member of Ars Nova Play Group, Civilians R&D Group, Two River Theatre's Emerging Writers Group, and Page 73's Interstate 73. She is a graduate of the Playwrights Program at Juilliard.

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