Julianne Jigour

Julianne Jigour

A native of California, Julianne Jigour has had staged readings and productions of her plays in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Aspen, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and New York. Her play BRIGHT SHINING SEA, commissioned by Playground-LA and Planet Earth Arts, had its premiere production in the 22nd Playground Festival of New Works in 2018 in San Francisco, where it was selected as a Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended...
A native of California, Julianne Jigour has had staged readings and productions of her plays in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Aspen, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and New York. Her play BRIGHT SHINING SEA, commissioned by Playground-LA and Planet Earth Arts, had its premiere production in the 22nd Playground Festival of New Works in 2018 in San Francisco, where it was selected as a Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Production. Julianne's ten-minute plays have been selected for Best of Playground-LA, the Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival, and KCACTF. Her TV pilots ANTARCTICA and ARKANSAS AUGURIES received grants from the 2014 and 2015 Carnegie Mellon / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation competitions, and her short screenplay PAPER UMBRELLAS was a finalist for the 2014 Steeltown Film Factory competition. Julianne 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. A member of the Antaeus Playwrights Lab, the Playground-LA Writers Pool, and the Trap Street theater collective, Julianne currently resides in Los Angeles.

Plays

  • Bright Shining Sea
    In drought-stricken California, six characters find their lives intertwined as they face the personal challenges caused by environmental degradation. A couple grapples with the grief of a third miscarriage. A struggling young fisherman moves back in with his therapist mother. A scientist races to complete her research on ocean acidification as her memory begins to falter. Her teenage daughter knows the world...
    In drought-stricken California, six characters find their lives intertwined as they face the personal challenges caused by environmental degradation. A couple grapples with the grief of a third miscarriage. A struggling young fisherman moves back in with his therapist mother. A scientist races to complete her research on ocean acidification as her memory begins to falter. Her teenage daughter knows the world will never be the same.

    Theatrius review: https://theatrius.com/2018/05/20/bright-shining-sea-moves-us-to-tears-at-playground-festival-s-f/

    SFGATE review: https://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/PlayGround-s-Bright-Shining-Sea-finds-a-12954553.php
  • Winnebago
    A lonely young woman who's recently totaled her car. A misanthropic priest who teaches Spirituality Accelerated. An audacious telemarketer who dreams of riding free on the American highway. A comedy with all the amenities for a contemporary motoring lifestyle, WINNEBAGO explores the dangers of intimacy and the desire for human connection.
  • Domestic Help
    Felix, a clown who wasn't funny enough to make it in entertainment, gets placed in a domestic help position for Margaret, a woman who needs help managing the day-to-day as she works on a neverending to-do list. Felix is good at taking orders, but his job performance begins to suffer once he notices the children in Margaret's backyard.
  • Haircut
    Bethany's boyfriend gives her a haircut, and her mother isn't afraid to let her know it's universally unattractive. As Bethany endures her mother's diatribe about her poor life choices, she can at least take comfort in knowing her boyfriend loves her just the way she is. Right?