Gina Young (she/they) is an award-winning playwright, director and performer whose theatrical work weaves together movement, music, and queer feminist themes. Recent works include STRAIGHT PLAY (a queer beach blanket bingo musical), BUTCH BALLET, This Is Why I Don't Come Home and the short pandemic play ROOM TONE.
Born and raised in Washington DC, Gina currently lives in Los Angeles, where her work has been presented by The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Highways, Los Angeles Performance Practice/LAX Festival, USC’s Visions & Voices Series, The Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Women’s Center for Creative Work. They are a winner of the HUMANITAS/PLAY LA Prize, a Finalist for Center Theatre Group’s Richard E. Sherwood Award, a 2018 Directors Lab West selectee, and a winner of the Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting for her play Femmes: A Tragedy, which is published by NoPassport Press. She has toured nationally and internationally with original performance work.
Gina is the creator of SORORITY, a new works salon for women, trans and queer performing artists that has become a hub for queer and feminist performance in Los Angeles. They are also the creator of Feminist Acting Class, a revolutionary experiment in actor training that has been presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, The Hammer Museum and Directors Lab West.
Gina studied Drama at NYU/Tisch. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a proud member of the new class of The Kilroys. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The Stranger. Her primary interest is queering content and form.