- Julie Jensen
Julie Jensen has been writing plays for more than 30 years. More than two dozen of her plays have been professionally produced. Six have been published by Dramatic Publishing: Two-Headed, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Dust Eaters, WAIT!, The Harvey Girls and Mockingbird. Her work has won a dozen awards, among them the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays, the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play, the Edgerton Foundation’s New American Plays Award and the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award. Jensen has received numerous grants, among them the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship, a TCG/NEA Playwriting Residency, a major grant from Pew Charitable Trusts and the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere. She has been commissioned by a dozen theatres including the Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Salt Lake Acting Company. Her work has been produced in Europe, London, New York and theatres nationwide. She has taught playwriting at five universities, directed a graduate program in playwriting and published a book on the craft titled Playwriting, Brief & Brilliant. Currently she is resident playwright at Salt Lake Acting Company, a member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre and a former regional representative for the Dramatists Guild.