Jessica is a multiracial Chinese American Twin Cities-based playwright whose work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (“Rewarding new play offers a complex telling of a complex life… the dreamlike telling allows for striking theatrical moments” -Minneapolis Star Tribune; “Kaleidoscopic and timely…kudos” –Broadway World; “Supurb storytelling. A cathartic true tale about how borders haunt families for generations” –City Pages) and Purple Cloud ("a thoughtful and ultimately universal exploration of what it means to belong" -Minneapolis Star Tribune; "a thoroughly entertaining and moving work" -City Pages). Purple Cloud was nominated for a 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn award, and was one of five productions selected from 88 international applications to be remounted at the 2016 Asian American Theatre Festival at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 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, A-Squared Theatre Workshop (Chicago), 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). In 2015, she co-founded Other Tiger Productions with her husband Ricardo Vazquez. Through multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices, Other Tiger Productions brings artists and audiences together to celebrate a global theater experience. Jessica is a recipient of a 2016 MSAB Cultural Community Partnership grant; a 2014 MRAC/McKnight Next Step grant, and received the 2016-17 Jerome Fellowship and the 2011-12 Many Voices Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center. More: Jessica-Huang.com
Max Grossman, Abrams Artists Agency
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.