Who Are the Playwrights

Julia Jordan

Alumni Playwright

Julia Jordan is currently working on two musicals; Bernice Bobs Her Hair (book and lyrics, composed by Adam Gwon); and Storyville (original book, lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez, composed by Lisa De Spain.) She is also working on the feature film of her play Dark Yellow (Susan Smith Blackburn Award shortlist) which premiered at Studio Dante in 2006. A film based on the same play but entitled Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is currently in development. Other plays include, Tatjana in Color (The Francesca Primus Prize, short-listed for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Best Plays by Women 1997); Boy (Susan Smith Blackburn Award honorable mention); St. Scarlet; Nightswim; Smoking Lesson. Plays for children include, Summer Of The Swans; Guitar (music by Duncan Sheik); and Walk Two Moons (music by Lucas Pappaelias.) Other musicals include, The Mice (part of Harold Prince’s 3HREE) and Sarah, Plain and Tall (Kleban Award for libretto and an ATT Onstage award.) Her short film, The Hat, premiered at Sundance and was the most played short shown on Bravo and IFC that year. She wrote the book to The Moscow Circus’s Winter Queen tour. Lucille Lortel Fellow, Juilliard Playwright Fellow, Manhattan Theatre Club Fellow, Johnathan Larson Award winner, Member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild Council. She holds an M. Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin and teaches advanced playwriting at Barnard and Primary Stages.