Julianne Jigour’s plays have been produced by or developed with PlayGround, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, Moving Arts’ MADlab, Santa Clara University, Bombay Theatre Company, Theater Masters, 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. Her short plays BEECH. OAK. IRIS. and DOMESTIC HELP were finalists in the 2020 and 2022 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. Julianne 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. After earning her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received the West Coast Drama Alumni Clan award for Dramatic Writing, she moved to Los Angeles, where she’s a proud member of the Playwrights Union, Playwrights Think Tank, and the Dramatists Guild.