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, MOCA, 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 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 and the Annenberg Community Beach House. SORORITY will be presented by MOCA in July 2023.
"Making It" as an Artist Workshop
An online brainstorm for creative clarity. Join Gina (and an amazing collection of creative artists of all kinds) for two hours of soul-searching and number-crunching. Meets on Zoom for accessibility!
march 11, 2024 on zoom