Jiehae Park

Jiehae Park

JIEHAE PARK’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, Company One, Moxie, First Floor) and Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival premiere, 2017). She is one of the writers of Wondrous Strange (2016 Humana/ATL). Development: Sundance Theatre-Makers, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, the Public’...
JIEHAE PARK’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, Company One, Moxie, First Floor) and Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival premiere, 2017). She is one of the writers of Wondrous Strange (2016 Humana/ATL). Development: Sundance Theatre-Makers, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, the Public’s EWG, I73, NYTW, Old Globe, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Ojai Conference, Playwrights Realm, BAPF, and the amazing Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Awards/recognitions: Leah Ryan, Princess Grace, Weissberger, ANPF Women’s Invitational (Grand Prize), two years of the Kilroys List. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, McCarter, Williamstown, Geffen, OSF. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman. She is an NYTW Usual Suspect and 2016-17 Hodder Fellow at Princeton. As a performer: La Jolla Playhouse, Studio Theatre, Tiny Little Band, REDCAT, and most recently Sleep (Ripe Time/The Play Co) and Every Angel Is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks). BA, Amherst; MFA, UCSD.

Plays

  • peerless (aka untitled high school macbeth, hsmb)
    Asian-American twins M&L have given up everything to get into The College. So when D, a 1/16th Native American classmate, gets “their” spot instead, they figure they’ve got only one option: kill him. A dark comedy about the very ambitious.
  • HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO
    Inside the FedEx box are two things: a 100% bona-fide-heart’s-desire-level wish and a suicide note. Hannah tracks the package back to Korea, where her grandmother recently jumped from the roof of the Sunrise Dewdrop Apartment City for Senior Living onto the wrong side of the Demilitarized Zone. Oops.