Julia Jarcho

Julia Jarcho is a New Yorker who writes and often directs most of Minor Theater’s plays. For our upcoming MARIE IT’S TIME (HERE Arts 2021) she also sings, acts and jumps through hoops. Plays with Minor include: PATHETIC (Abrons Arts Center 2019), THE TERRIFYING (Abrons Arts Center 2017), GRIMLY HANDSOME (Incubator 2013/JACK 2015). Other work includes EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL (dir. Knud Adams, Clubbed Thumb 2016), NOMADS (dir. Alice Reagan, Incubator 2014); DREAMLESS LAND (New York City Players/Abrons 2011); AMERICAN TREASURE (13P 2009). She has won an OBIE for Best New American Play (GRIMLY HANDSOME), a Doris Duke Impact Award, and a Mark O’Donnell Award, and has been a MacDowell Fellow and an LCT New Writer in Residence at Lincoln Center. Her book Minor Theater: Three Plays is available from 53rd State Press. Julia is also a scholar who writes about theater, literature, critical theory, and sexuality. Her first critical book, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama, is published by Cambridge University Press and she is currently writing a book about writing and masochism for Chicago University Press. She is the head of MFA playwriting at Brown University.