gina young (she/they) is an award-winning writer, director, songwriter and performer whose work blurs genres and forms. her plays, musicals, videos, and curated events have been presented everywhere from The Hammer Museum and REDCAT to punk clubs and gay bars across the US and Europe.
I WRITE AND DIRECT
I've been writing and directing experimental plays and musicals since dropping out of Tisch circa Y2K. I am a winner of the Humanitas/PLA LA Prize, The Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting and a two-time Finalist for Center Theatre Group's Sherwood Award for boundary-pushing theatre artists. My focus is on generative and partially-devised work, but I also take on freelance writing and directing projects that feel vital and exciting. My debut screenplay is making the film festival circuit and I am also direct music videos and digital content.
I founded Feminist Acting Class in 2016 as a radical experiment in actor training. Focused on dismantling institutionalized sexism and envisioning how we might expand the possibilities for women, trans and nonbinary actors on stage and screen, FAC has been presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference and Directors Lab West. I'd love to bring a workshop to your university or community group, and I enjoy nothing more than facilitating paradigm shifts and creating a healing space for actor training.
I CURATE PERFORMANCE
Concerts, cabarets, plays, salons, club nights... I've produced events everywhere from punk clubs and gay bars to some of the most esteemed stages, and consider creating queer community central to my life's work. Active in the lesbian + queer nightlife scene for over 20 years, I currently throw a party called DIVORCE in Los Angeles, and curate live digital salons under the name SORORITY, which started as a Los Angeles cult fave that appeared at venues including the Hammer Museum and Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.
MAKING IT WORKSHOP
an online workshop about redefining success on our own terms, finding our creative path, and earning income from our work. space is limited so register now!
may 16 with gina young
DJ couples therapy and Slomo DJs from chicago team up for your favorite queer night!
may 19 at bar franca
MIERCOLES DE MUJERES
june 1 at las perlas
kick off pride month right with DJ couples therapy at las perlas mezcal bar in west hollywood
june 4 at neuehouse
DJ couples therapy (a.k.a. sorrell scrutton and gina young) present a panel on creating queer spaces, followed by a dance party at the beautiful neuehouse bradbury building
it's the return of SORORITY salon, with an ultra special pride month event at greystone mansion in beverly hills, followed by an afterparty at stache in west hollywood
DJ couples therapy (a.k.a. sorrell scrutton and gina young) bring you a pride blowout with special guests!
june 9 at bar franca