Hansol Jung

HANSOL JUNG is a playwright and director from South Korea. Her work has been developed at the Royal Court (London), New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, O’Neill Conference, Lark Play Development Center, Salt Lake Acting Company, Boston Court Theatre, Bushwick Starr, Asia Society New York, Seven Devils Playwright Conference, and OD Musical Theater Company (Seoul). Her works include No More Sad Things, Among the Dead, Wolf Play, Wild Goose Dreams, and Cardboard Piano. She has translated over thirty English musicals into Korean, including Evita, Dracula, Spamalot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, while working on several award winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea. She is the recipient of the Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellowship at the Lark, 2050 Fellowship at New York Theater Workshop, Sundance Playwrights Retreat Fellowship at UCross, MacDowell Colony Artist Residency, and International Playwrights Residency at Royal Court (London). Her plays have received the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Among the Dead), Honorable Mention from the 2014 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition (Cardboard Piano), and was named 2014 finalist for the Ruby Prize (No More Sad Things). Hansol Jung holds a Playwriting MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab.

Upcoming: No More Sad Things Co-World Premiere at Sideshow Theatre (Chicago) and Boise Contemporary Theatre (Boise) in November 2015. Cardboard Piano World Premiere at Humana Festival of New Plays at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville in March 2016.