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The goal of the JungleWrites program is to give young women the tools to be confident in their voice as artists, and to feel like part of the Twin Cities theater community.

Sixteen local high-school students are participating in the program, which runs for three sessions totaling 25 weeks, with weekly classes at the Jungle taught by current and former Playwrights’ Center fellows.

Additionally, the students have access to Jungle performances and rehearsals, and have a final showing of their work in May 2018.

Each student will receive a mentor, a female theater professional in the Twin Cities, who will be in touch with them weekly for the whole process.

This program is generously made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board, who granted us $38,215 through their Arts Learning grant. 


Join Jerome fellow and JungleWrites teaching artist Jessica Huang for a 90-minute playwriting workshop on creating and developing characters.

Saturday's workshop is open to the public (ALL AGES!) and FREE to attend thanks to generous support from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Space is limited! Don't delay - sign up today by following this link!

More about Jessica: Jessica Huang is a multiracial Twin Cities-based playwright. She is currently on a second Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellowship. Her work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/world premiere; Kilroy List 2017; Susan Smith Blackburn nominee; Minneapolis Star Tribune Best of the Week); Purple Cloud (Mu Performing Arts, with a remount at the 2016 Asian American Theatre Festival at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Stanford Asian American Theatre Project; Susan Smith Blackburn nominee, Kilroy List Honorable Mention 2014; Source Festival finalist); and Zero-Infinity Flight Path (upcoming production with Augsburg College, Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, Eugene O'Neil New Playwrights Conference semi-finalist). Jessica co-founded and co-directs Other Tiger Productions, which has a mission to pursue multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices. More: Jessica-Huang.com



Session 1 — Playwriting 101
Oct 23 - Dec 18 (excluding Oct 30) • Taught by Jessica Huang

Session 2 — Writing Personal Narrative (how to write about You!)
Jan 9 - March 5 (excluding MLK day) • Taught by Marisa Carr

Session 3 — Writing as Cultural Response (how to write about the World!)
March 12 - May 7 • Taught by Saymoukda Vongsay


For More Information:

Contact Katherine Pardue at Katherine@jungletheater.com.