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ABOUT ME

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.

interlacing music, movement and text, gina queers content and form, bringing audiences together for intimate and transcendent experiences. she is the creator of SORORITY and Feminist Acting Class.

 

I WRITE AND DIRECT

Plays, musicals, digital work and more. I am a winner of the Humanitas/PLAY LA Prize, The Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting and a two-time Finalist for Center Theatre Group's Sherwood Award for boundary-pushing artists. My debut screenplay starring Roberta Colindrez is making the film festival circuit. I welcome bookings of my projects and I take on freelance work when it aligns.

I TEACH

I founded Feminist Acting Class in 2016 as a series of experiments to see if the form and content of an acting class can both be made feminist. Since then, FAC has been presented countless places including the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference and Directors Lab West. I'd love to bring a workshop to your university or community. I love facilitating paradigm shifts and creating a healing space for actors.

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I CURATE PERFORMANCE

Creating queer community is 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 performance salons under the name SORORITY, which started as a Los Angeles cult fave that has appeared at venues including the Hammer Museum and Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

KEEP THIS FAR APART SCREENING

june 5 at gigi's

we the women and interview magazine host the first LA screening of KEEP THIS FAR APART, an anthology film including ROOM TONE by gina young, starring roberta colindrez of vida and directed by obie award winner whitney white

SORORITY

june 8 at greystone mansion

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!

VIBEZZZ

june 8 at stache

DJ couples therapy presents food, drinks and dancing at the afterparty for SORORITY at stache weho. gogo grrls and enbys, special performance by amanda-faye jimenez, and more! no cover, 21+

DIVORCE

june 9 at bar franca

DJ couples therapy (a.k.a. sorrell scrutton and gina young) bring you the ultimate pride blowout with special guest DJ RIVKAH REYES from SCHOOL OF ROCK, who is currently starring in A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill at the Geffen!

 

CONTACT

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