Julia Jarcho

Julia Jarcho is a playwright and director from New York City and the artistic director of Minor Theater. Her play Grimly Handsome (Incubator Arts Project 2013, JACK 2015) won a 2013 Obie Award for Best New American Play. Other plays include The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center 2017), Every Angel is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks 2016), Nomads (Incubator 2014), Dreamless Land (New York City Players/Abrons 2011), American Treasure (13P 2009), The Highwayman (NTUSA performance space 2004), and Delmar, which the visual artist Meredith James made into a movie installation (Jack Hanley Gallery 2014). She has received a Doris Duke Impact Award (2014), a Sarah Verdone Writing Award (2016), and grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Venturous Fund. She is an LCT New Writer in Residence at Lincoln Center and has been a MacDowell fellow, an Advisory Board member at Young Playwrights Inc., and a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She has a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and teaches in the English Department at NYU. Her book Minor Theater: Three Plays is available from 53rd State Press and her first critical book, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama, is published by Cambridge University Press.