Jessica Huang is a playwright and producer based in New York, from Minnesota. She is the inaugural recipient of the 4 Seasons Residency; the 2019 resident playwright at Chance Theater; a 2018 MacDowell Fellow; and a three-time Playwrights’ Center Fellow. Her work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (2018 Barry and Bernice Stavis Award, 2017 Kilroy’s List), Mother of Exiles, Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying, and Purple Cloud. She has commissions with Manhattan Theatre Club, TimeLine Theatre Company, Audible, Theater Masters, History Theatre, and Theater Mu. Her work has been developed by New York Stage and Film, Atlantic Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Mixed Blood Theatre, The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Yellow Earth Theatre and more. She has received awards from the Sloan Foundation, the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Jessica co-founded and co-directs Other Tiger Productions, a theatrical production company with a mission to pursue multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices. She has been a member of the Civilians R&D Group, Page 73's Interstate 73 and Ars Nova Play Group. She attends the Playwrights Program at Juilliard.
Plays Written At Juilliard
TRANSMISSIONS IN ADVANCE OF THE SECOND GREAT DYING
An epic tale of grief and global warming told through the intersecting lives of Earth’s human and non-human inhabitants in 2045.
THE KIRKBRIDE STONES
A new musical about the women institutionalized at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Facility (aka The Old Kirkbride).
MOTHER OF EXILES
In 1898, a pregnant Eddie Loi faces deportation. In 1998 her grandson Braulio decides who stays and who goes. In 2098, their descendants sail toward a new country, fleeing climate crisis.