Jessica Huang is a multiracial Twin Cities-based playwright. She is currently on a second Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellowship. Her work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/world premiere; Kilroy List 2017; Susan Smith Blackburn nominee; Minneapolis Star Tribune Best of the Week); Purple Cloud (Mu Performing Arts, with a remount at the 2016 Asian American Theatre Festival at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Stanford Asian American Theatre Project; Susan Smith Blackburn nominee, Kilroy List Honorable Mention 2014; Source Festival finalist); and Zero-Infinity Flight Path (upcoming production with Augsburg College, Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, Eugene O'Neil New Playwrights Conference semi-finalist). Jessica co-founded and co-directs Other Tiger Productions, which has a mission to pursue multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices. Jessica's work has been developed and/or produced by Mu Performing Arts (Minneapolis), History Theatre (Saint Paul), Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis), Pillsbury House Theatre (Minneapolis), The Minnesota Museum of American Art (Saint Paul), Timeline Theatre Company (Chicago), A-Squared Theatre Workshop (Chicago), Atlantic Theatre Company (NYC), 2nd Generation (NYC), Leviathan Labs (NYC), the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (D.C.), the Source Festival (D.C.), and Yellow Earth's Typhoon Festival (London). She is currently working on Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying, a play about mixed-race identity politics, grief and global warming, commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre. Jessica is a recipient of a 2017-18 Jerome Travel/Study grant; a 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant; a 2014 MRAC/McKnight Next Step grant, and a 2011-12 Many Voices Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center. More: Jessica-Huang.com
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Jessica Huang's play Purple Cloud will be remounted at the National Asian American Theatre Conference and Festival at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in October, 2016
Jessica Huang's play, PURPLE CLOUD is part of Mu Performing Arts upcoming season with performances at Mixed Blood Theatre December 4 - 20, 2015.