Doris Duke Impact Award, 2014
New York, NY
New York City-based playwright/director Julia Jarcho creates plays with her company Minor Theater. Her textually complex works, which exult in American popular culture forms and genres, include Grimly Handsome (2013 OBIE Award for Best New American Play), a crime drama that ends from the perspective of three red pandas; Nomads (2014), a modernist love story inspired by the work of Jane Bowles; and Dreamless Land (2011), a screwball thriller about growing up. Her plays have been supported by the MAP Fund and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, a program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Jarcho has been a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, a board member of Young Playwrights Inc., a resident writer at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and a member of the award-winning playwrights’ collective 13P. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at New York University. Upcoming projects include Minor Theater's The Terrifying, which is going to be really scary.