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Jillian Walker

 
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI
Bio:
Jillian Walker is a playwright, performer, dramaturg, and thinker who is shaping culture through interdisciplinary forms of performance. Commissioned by Soho Rep and named “one of New York City’s most exciting playwrights” by the Bushwick Starr, her play, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, has ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Detroit, MI

Bio:
Jillian Walker is a playwright, performer, dramaturg, and thinker who is shaping culture through interdisciplinary forms of performance. Commissioned by Soho Rep and named “one of New York City’s most exciting playwrights” by the Bushwick Starr, her play, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, has ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jillian Walker and Brent Arnold Photo

Jillian Walker and Brent Arnold

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Date:
06/25/2019
Clyde Voce, Amber A. Harris, Asia Craft, Jillian Walker, Antonio Demarco; (Front row  Photo

Clyde Voce, Amber A. Harris, Asia Craft, Jillian Walker, Antonio Demarco; (Front row L-R), Cameron Ross, Cedrina Shari Baugh, (Lady Gaga's parents) Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta

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Date:
08/06/2012
 

Jillian Walker Biography

Jillian Walker is a playwright, performer, dramaturg, and thinker who is shaping culture through interdisciplinary forms of performance. Commissioned by Soho Rep and named “one of New York City’s most exciting playwrights” by the Bushwick Starr, her play, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, has appeared in ANT Fest at Ars Nova and the inaugural SPARK Festival for new small musicals at Pittsburgh CLO. Her first play, Sarah’s Salt., has received developmental support from Roundabout Theater Company, MCC Theater, and was chosen as an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Relentless Award (American Playwriting Foundation).

With dramaturgy as the core of her artistic practice, Jillian is theatermaker as archaeologist. She investigates the processes and workings of time, ritual, identity and structure to unearth the ways theatrical forms can impact the larger cultural landscape. She was the 2017-18 artist-in-residence at University Musical Society (University of Michigan) where she researched her new play, Tignon and a solo lecture/performance entitled Songs of Speculation which explores her challenges and encounters with and of the historical archive. She will perform Songs of Speculation at JACK in November 2018.

Jillian works actively on new play development around the United States. In addition to her work as an associate curator of the Starr Reading Series, she has dramaturged for Donja Love, Taye Diggs, Awoye Timpo, Andre Holland, P73, LIT Council, National Black Theatre, Ars Nova, The University of Michigan. She has devised theater in collaboration with the Anishinaabe Theater Exchange on the sacred lands of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University.




Jillian Walker News

BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE Extends at The Public Through Late October Photo BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE Extends at The Public Through Late October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The Public Theater and Elevator Repair Service will begin previews for the New York premiere production of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE with a Joseph Papp Free Performance on Saturday, September 24 in the Anspacher Theater.

New York Premiere of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE to Kick Off Fall Season at The  Photo New York Premiere of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE to Kick Off Fall Season at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

The Public Theater and Elevator Repair Service will kick off The Public’s 55th anniversary season with the New York premiere production of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE. BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater with a Joseph Papp Free Performance on Saturday, September 24.

Roxane Gay, Sidney Madison Prescott & Carmelita Tropicana Join Soho Rep Board Photo Roxane Gay, Sidney Madison Prescott & Carmelita Tropicana Join Soho Rep Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

Soho Rep has announced that writer and social commentator Roxane Gay, Global Head of Intelligent Automation at Spotify Sidney Madison Prescott, and artist Carmelita Tropicana have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Soho Rep Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Three World Premieres Photo Soho Rep Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Three World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Soho Rep today announced its 2022–23 season, consisting entirely of large-scale works by early-career artists that have been commissioned by the organization.

BWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Stage Left Productions Photo BWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Stage Left Productions
by Lee Cooley - May 25, 2022

First, a bit of background. Prolific American playwright Lauren Gunderson is a Phoenix favorite; think SILENT SKY at Phoenix College (and the Hale Centre Theater in 2023), JUSTICE and THE HEATH at Arizona Theatre Company, THE BOOK OF WILL at Phoenix Theatre and THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Stage Left Productions through May 29 (adult cast).

Ars Nova Announces New Vision Residency Programming Photo Ars Nova Announces New Vision Residency Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Ars Nova has announced additional programming running between April 27 – June 24, 2022. All events will take place in-person at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street, Manhattan) for $15 and online via Ars Nova Supra for $10.

Philadelphia Theatre Company First Stop on World Premiere Tour of WHERE WE BELONG Photo Philadelphia Theatre Company First Stop on World Premiere Tour of WHERE WE BELONG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the world premiere of an insightful new work. Performed by Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet, Where We Belong  showcases an Indigenous theatre-maker’s journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies, in search of a place to belong.

TheatreWorks Partners With Stanford For NEW WORKS NEXT GENERATION, February 27-28 Photo TheatreWorks Partners With Stanford For NEW WORKS NEXT GENERATION, February 27-28
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces that it has partnered with Stanford University again to present New Works Next Generation, a play festival offering three dynamic new plays about race and identity, non-binary sexualities, and ethnic oppression in times of crisis.

Ars Nova Announces 17 New Artist Residencies and Commissions Photo Ars Nova Announces 17 New Artist Residencies and Commissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

 Ars Nova has announced 17 new artists and groups selected in 2022 for residencies and commissions at Ars Nova. The Company’s dynamic slate of artist residencies and commissions supports outside-the-box thinking and encourages innovative, genre-bending work.

Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced a robust 2021-22 season with which it will reopen its home at 46 Walker Street. The company welcomes full-capacity in-person audiences back for the first time since late 2019 with the presentation of works-in-progress from the Writer/Director Lab, a signature program of the theater for over two decades.