gina young (she/they) is an award-winning writer, director, songwriter, performer, and curator based in los angeles. they have worked nationally and internationally, from The Hammer Museum and REDCAT to punk clubs and gay bars across the US and Europe.
gina's interests include creating queer space, interlacing music, movement and text in new ways, and queering content and form. she is the creator of SORORITY and Feminist Acting Class.
I WRITE AND DIRECT
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 theatre artists. My debut screenplay starring A League of Their Own's Roberta Colindrez is making the film festival circuit worldwide. I welcome booking inquiries anytime.
I TEACH AND COACH
I founded Feminist Acting Class as a series of experiments to see if the form and content of an acting class can both be made feminist. It has been presented everywhere from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference to Directors Lab West. I teach classes in LA and online, and lecture at universities nationwide. I also offer private acting and career coaching.
I CURATE PERFORMANCE
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, a Los Angeles cult fave that has appeared at venues including the Hammer Museum. SORORITY will be presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art in July 2023.
FEMINIST ACTING CLASS SUMMER CAMP INTENSIVE
june 2023 in los angeles
Join 6 amazing facilitators for 14 incredible workshops, June 23-30 in Los Angeles. From scene study to intimacy & consent to Industry 101, there's something for everyone in this summer camp extravaganza.
june 4 at the annenberg beach house
waves of feminism. waves of emotion. waves of the ocean. the annenberg beach house is proud to presente a special PRIDE edition of SORORITY-- SORORITY: WAVES. hosted by gina young and featuring stephanie zalatel, keva walker, amanda-faye jimenez, jo lampert, and many more.