Julia Jordan

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Julia Jordan is an American playwright, television writer, and screenwriter. She is a graduate of Barnard College, class of 1989, and received a master's degree from Trinity, Dublin.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Jordan was born in Chicago and spent much of her early life in Minnesota. Later she would settle in New York City to pursue a life as a painter, however this did not come to fruition. Upon graduating college, she briefly worked as a CNN copywriter. While attending Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater[2] for acting, she was inspired to begin writing for the stage.

Professional life[edit]

Several of Jordan's plays were staged during the late 1990s and early 2000s earning critical praise.[3] In 2000, her short film "The Hat", which she co-directed with Terry Stacey, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and subsequently ran on IFC in 2001-2002.[4][5] Her second short, which she wrote and famed photographer Glen Luchford directed, won best short film at the Jackson Hole Film Festival in 2008.

She is a Lortel Fellow, Juilliard Playwright Fellow, Manhattan Theater Club Fellow, Member of the Dramatists Guild of America Council and New Dramatists. Jordan is represented by The Gersh Agency.[6]

Due to her achievements in theater she was asked to participate in Barnard College's "Great Writers at Barnard" conference in 2006.

Jordan is a founder and the executive director of The Lillys, created in 2010 to honor female playwrights and address the shortage of plays by women that get produced in America.[7]


  • MPLS, St Paul
  • St Paul (1999)
  • Nightswim (2002)
  • St. Scarlet (2003)
  • Summer Of The Swans (2003)
  • Boy (2004)
  • Tatjana in Color (2004)
  • Dark Yellow (2006)
  • Walk Two Moons
  • Murder Ballad


  • The Hat (2000)


  • As The World Turns (Script Writer)


  • The Francesca Primus Prize for Tatjana in Color[5]
  • three times shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, one honorable mention
  • Jonathan Larson Award

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