Jessica Huang




About Me

I am a playwright and producer from Minneapolis, based in New York City. My work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/premiere, 2017 Kilroy’s List, 2018 Barry and Bernice Stavis Award), Zero-Infinity Flight Path, Purple Cloud (Mu Performing Arts premiere), and Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying (Mixed Blood Theatre commission). I have commissions with Manhattan Theatre Club, TimeLine Theatre Company, History Theatre, and Theater Mu. My plays for young audiences include My Journey! My Music! (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Family Concert Series commission/premiere) and The Mystery of the Plastic Disaster (The Como Zoo commission/premiere), and I have written and directed for 5+ years with the neighborhood after school program Chicago Avenue Project. My work has been developed, commissioned, and/or produced by New York Theatre Workshop, The New Group, Atlantic Theater Company, Mixed Blood Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, History Theatre, Theater Mu, The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Yellow Earth Theatre and many more. I am a MacDowell Fellow; two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow; and Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow; and have received awards from the Sloan Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council/McKnight. 

I 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. I am a member of the Civilians R&D Group, Ars Nova Play Group, Page 73's Interstate 73, and I am a resident playwright at Chance Theater. I attend the Playwrights Program at Juilliard.

I’m also a grant proposal writer and consultant with nearly 10 years of experience, including individual donor development, event planning and fundraising. I’m very familiar with private and public sector grants, and especially love to secure funding for the arts/artists.

Read my plays on the National New Play Exchange.

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