Member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab Since 2012
Jiehae Park’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, Company One, Moxie, First Floor) and Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival premiere, 2017). She is one of the writers of Wondrous Strange (2016 Humana/ATL). Development: Sundance Theatre-Makers, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, the Public’s EWG, I73, NYTW, Old Globe, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Ojai Conference, Playwrights Realm, BAPF, and the amazing Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Awards/recognitions: Leah Ryan, Princess Grace, Weissberger, ANPF Women’s Invitational (Grand Prize), two years of the Kilroys List. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, McCarter, Williamstown, Geffen, OSF, MTC/Sloan. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman. She is a NYTW Usual Suspect, Lincoln Center Theater New Writer in Residence, and 2016-17 Hodder Fellow at Princeton. As a performer recently: Sleep (Ripe Time/The Play Co) and Every Angel Is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks). BA, Amherst; MFA, UCSD.
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HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mar – Oct 2017 (world premiere, dir. Chay Yew)
Selection, 2015 LOCAL Lab (dir. Pesha Rudnick)
Selection, 2013 Ojai Playwrights Conference (dir. May Adrales)
Selection, 2013 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (dir. M. Graham Smith)
Addt’l Readings/Workshops: Williamstown Theatre Festival (dir. Chay Yew), Playwrights Realm (dir. Tyne Rafaeli). Abingdon Theatre (dir. Nelson Eusebio), Torrance Cultural Arts Center (dir. Jen Chang), East West Players (dir. Jen Chang).
Awards/Recognitions: Arnold L. Weissberger Award; Grand Prize, Ashland New Plays Festival Women’s Invitational (reading dir. Terri McMahon); Princess Grace Award (reading dir. Mia Rovegno); Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers. (reading dir. Jose Zayas).
2014 Kilroys List
PEERLESS (a.k.a. HSMB a.k.a. UNTITLED HIGH SCHOOL MACBETH)
Yale Rep, Nov-Dec 2015 (world premiere, dir. Margot Bordelon)
Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Mar 2015 (wkshp prod., mentor: Kwame Kwei-Armah, dir. Margot Bordelon)
Addt’l Productions: Marin Theatre Company (dir. Margot Bordelon), Barrington Stage (dir. Louisa Proske), Company One (Boston), First Floor Theater (Chicago), Moxie Theater (San Diego)
Addt’l Readings/Workshops: Playwrights Horizons, (dir. Lila Neugebauer); Old Globe New Voices Festival (dir. Delicia Turner-Sonnenberg); Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab (dir. Lillian Meredith); Selection, 2015 Ojai Playwrights Conference (dir. Elliot Quick).
2015 Kilroys List
HERE WE ARE HERE
(full-length, in collaboration w/designer Tristan Jeffers, in progress)
Princess Grace Works-in-Progress Residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, May 2017
Sundance Theatre-Makers Residency, June 2016
McCarter Theatre, June 2015 (workshop)
New York Theatre Workshop, April 2015 (reading, dir. Knud Adams)
Ground Floor @ Berkeley Rep, June 2014 (2-week residency and reading)
(co-commission w/ Martyna Majok, Meg Miroshnik, & Jen Silverman)
Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2016 Humana Festival (world premiere, dir. Marti Lyons)