We are excited as excited can be to welcome Obie Award -winning playwright Julia Jarcho back to the Berkeley campus on 4/9. We’ll be reading her fantastic new play Every Angel is Brutal, which is about lady spies. This is not to be missed.
Julia Jarcho is a playwright and director from New York City. Her play Grimly Handsome (Incubator Arts Project) won a 2013 Obie Award for Best New American Play. Other plays include Dreamless Land (New York City Players, 2011), American Treasure (13P, 2009), A Small Hole (Performance Lab 115), The Highwayman, and Delmar. She is currently collaborating with the director Alice Reagan on a new play called Too Serious (Incubator, 2014) and with the visual artist Meredith James on a video piece. Other artists she has worked with include Aaron Landsman, Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Ami Garmon, Ben Gassman, and Richard Maxwell. She won a Berrilla Kerr award in 2002. Her plays have been supported by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, a program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and by the MAP Fund. She 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 in the English department at NYU.