Jacob Juntunen and Laura Jacqmin both have short plays featured in the side project short play fest this January! For its 16th Anniversary, the side project theatre in Chicago commissioned 16 playwrights to write a play for each year of the company’s existence. Check out two awesome alumni’s work featured in this exciting Chicago event!! Woot woot!
“TAIL EATS SNAKE:PART DEUX”
January 5 -January 31
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More about Jacob
Jacob Juntunen is a playwright and theatre scholar whose work focuses on people who struggle against society’s boundaries.
His playwriting stems from a mix of scholarship and social responsibility. Therefore, his playwriting and academic writing are a constant symbiosis. Both focus on understanding the political function of theatre, and this focus is demonstrated in his plays, which, overall, are meant for those “who want to leave the theatre changed and moved,” as one Chicago critic described. He recently wrote See Him? to participate in the Belarusian Dream Theater, a consortium of 18 theaters in 13 countries simultaneously producing plays to raise awareness about human rights violations in Belarus. His latest play, Hath Taken Away, was an O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, and has had readings at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Valdez, AK) and as part of the Saturday Series at Chicago Dramatists. His previous full-length play, In The Shadow Of his Language, was an Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Contest Finalist; an O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist; an AACT New Play Contest Finalist; and a Princess Grace Fellowship Semi-Finalist. It was read at Chicago Dramatists, as part of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs “In the Works” series, at the Alliance Theatre, and workshopped off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.
More about Laura
Laura Jacqmin is a Chicago-based playwright, TV writer, and video game writer, and the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and earned an MFA from Ohio University.