Gina Young – composer, Director, Lyricist, and Playwright
Gina Young is a playwright, director and performer whose conceptual theatre projects incorporate movement, music, and queer feminist themes.
Primarily based in Los Angeles, her work has been presented by The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Highways, Los Angeles Performance Practice, USC’s Visions & Voices Series and the Women’s Center for Creative Work. She is a winner of the HUMANITAS/PLAY LA Prize, a Finalist for Center Theatre Group’s Richard E. Sherwood Award, a 2018 Directors Lab West selectee, and a winner of the Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting for her play Femmes: A Tragedy which is published by NoPassport Press.
Gina is the creator of SORORITY, a new works salon centering women, trans and queer performing artists. She is also the creator of Feminist Acting Class, an experiment in actor training that has been presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference.
Gina studied Drama at NYU/Tisch. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a proud member of the new class of The Kilroys.