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.
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. My debut screenplay starring Vida's Roberta Colindrez is making the film festival circuit. I welcome bookings of my work and freelance when it aligns.
I founded Feminist Acting Class as a series of experiments to see if the form and content of an acting class can 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 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 and Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.
nov 17 at bar franca
DJ couples therapy (a.k.a. sorrell scrutton and gina young) play all your favorite 90s hip hop and y2k pop at this happy hour dance party. special guest sam barbera of beginners celebrates the release of their new EP with a headlining guest DJ set!
FEMINIST ACTING CLASS
registration opens soon for january 2023
feminist acting class is back, live and in person with gina young. take part in the paradigm-shifting, life-changing experiment in taking the bias out of actor training. weekend intensive in LA, very limited space available so register now!