Julianne Jigour’s plays have been produced or developed at the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, Central Works, PlayGround, Theater Masters, KCACTF, and the HBMG National Winter Playwrights Retreat.
She has received two commissions from Planet Earth Arts, one of which—Bright Shining Sea—received its premiere production with PlayGround in San Francisco, where it was a Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Production. She has twice received grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for science-themed TV pilots and has been a finalist for the Steeltown Film Factory competition.
A Bay Area native, Julianne earned her BA in English and Creative Writing from Santa Clara University, where she studied with Brian Thorstenson. She earned her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied with Rob Handel and received the West Coast Drama Alumni Clan award for Dramatic Writing. Julianne now resides in Los Angeles, where she’s a proud member of the Playwrights’ Union, Antaeus Playwrights Lab, PlayGround-LA, and the Trap Street performing arts collective.