I WRITE AND DIRECT
I've been writing and directing experimental plays and musicals since I dropped out of Tisch circa Y2K. I am a winner of the Humanitas/PLA LA Prize, The Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting and a Finalist for Center Theatre Group's Richard E. Sherwood Award for boundary-pushing theatre artists. Hit me up for fully realized performances, writing, directing and experience direction.
I thought I hated teaching until I realized how much I love facilitating paradigm shifts and imagining a world without bias in actor training. I founded Feminist Acting Class in 2016 as a way to radically reimagine the way actors are trained, free from institutionalized sexism in actor training and envisioning how we might expand the possibilities for women, trans and nonbinary actors on stage and screen.
I CURATE LIVE PERFORMANCE
Concerts, cabarets, plays, salons, club nights... Active in the lesbian + queer scene for over 20 years, 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. I currently curate shows with my company SORORITY at venues like the Hammer Museum and Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.
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 in increasingly new ways, gina queers content and form, bringing audiences together for intimate and transcendent experiences. she is also the creator of SORORITY and Feminist Acting Class.
a collection of political folk, punk, and riot grrrl-influenced songs that i wrote and performed between 2001-2010. many of these songs were part of my early musicals, including she cuts herself/she likes to write and phone|sex|cancer. and some appeared on TV, like So-Called Str8 Grrrl, which appeared on Dawson's Creek. (Season 6 Episode 8, "Spiderwebs.") although i no longer tour as a singer/songwriter, i love seeing a new generation of queer and feminist listeners discovering this music on streaming services like Spotify. you can also purchase CDs of my subsequent project, Team Gina, via the web store on this site.