Laura Jacqmin

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Laura Jacqmin
OccupationTelevision writer, Playwright, Video game writer

Laura Jacqmin is a Los Angeles-based television writer, playwright, and video game writer from Shaker Heights, Ohio. She was the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award given to recognize an emerging female playwright.[1] Look, We Are Breathing was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. Residence, directed by Hal Brooks, premiered in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Education[edit]

Jacqmin attended Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio. After high school, Jacqmin attended Yale, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors in 2004. She then went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from Ohio University in 2007.[2]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Minecraft: Story Mode: Telltale Games (2015) – Episodic Game Writer-Contract[3]

Groups and organizations[edit]

  • Unnamed Lady Writers Group – Founding Member
  • Chicago Dramatists – Resident Playwright Emertia
  • Dramatists Guild – Associate Member

The Kilroys[edit]

Jacqmin is one of the founding members of the females in theatre empowerment group, The Kilroys, based in LA.[4] The group came to be in 2014 when they released a list of some of the top un-produced or underproduced plays by female playwrights in an effort to fill theatre with plays written by and about women since the majority of plays produced are written by and for men.[5] The list was well received and theaters across the United States started to pull plays from the list to put into their season. The group plans to release a similar list each year in the pursuit of their goal.

Plays[edit]

  • Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (2010, world premiere)[6]
  • A Third (2015, world premiere)[7]
  • Residence (2015) [8]
  • We're Going To Be Fine (2015, world premiere)[9]
  • Look, we are breathing (2015, world premiere)[10]
  • Ghost Bike (2014, world premiere)[11]
  • Milvotchkee, Visconsin (2013/2014, co-world premiere)[12]
  • Before You Ruin It (2014, academic premiere)
  • Do-Gooder (2014, world premiere)[13]
  • January Joiner (2013, world premiere)[14]
  • And When We Awoke There Was Light and Light (2012, world premiere)
  • Dead Pile (2012)
  • Ski Dubai (2009, world premiere)
  • Two Lakes, Two Rivers (2012)
  • Pluto Was a Planet (2008)[15]
  • Airborne[16]
  • 10 Virgins[17]
  • Happyslap

Workshops and residencies[edit]

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival – Fellowship Project, 2015
  • Cape Cod Theatre Project, 2015
  • SDC Guest Artist residency at Arizona State University, spring 2014
  • Faith Broome playwright in residence at University of Oklahoma, fall 2012
  • O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, summer 2012
  • Old Vic/New Voices US/UK Exchange, summer 2012
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 2011
  • Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency, 2011
  • Cape Cod Theatre Project, 2011
  • Theater of the First Amendment’s First Light Festival, 2011
  • Lark Theatre’s Playwrights Week, 2010
  • Sundance Theatre Lab, 2010
  • Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, 2010
  • P73’s Yale residency, 2010
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 2009
  • Writer in residence at the Marcel Breuer House: Rockefeller Brothers Estate, sponsored by Page 73 and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 2009
  • Residency in Applied Arts at the Center for Age and Community at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009

Awards, honors, and grants[edit]

Commissions[edit]

  • DePaul University School of Theater, 2014
  • Victory Gardens Theater/NNPN, 2012
  • South Coast Rep, 2011
  • Carthage College, 2011
  • Goodman Theatre, 2010
  • Arden Theatre Company, 2010
  • InterAct Theatre, 2010
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project, 2010
  • Foundation for Jewish Culture: New Jewish Theatre Projects Grant, 2008
  • Victory Gardens Theater, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jacqmin Wins Second Annual Wasserstein Prize". Playbill.
  2. ^ "Laura Jacqmin – 16th Street Theater".
  3. ^ "Minecraft: Story Mode – Minecraft Wiki". minecraft.gamepedia.com. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  4. ^ "The Kilroys". The Kilroys. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  5. ^ Brooks, Katherine. "Here Are 46 Female-Authored Plays That Deserve Your Attention". Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Playscripts". Playscripts. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  7. ^ "A Third". Finborough Theatre. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Laura Jacqmin Has a Play in the Humana Fest!". Ohio Playwriting. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  9. ^ "We're Going To Be Fine". The Theatre School: DePaul University. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  10. ^ Reid, Kerry. "'Look We Are Breathing': What if a life didn't mean all that much?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  11. ^ Lee B., Roberts. "'Ghost Bike,' a play exploring loss and death emerges at carthage College this weekend". The Journal Times. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  12. ^ Kragen, Pam. "Review: Surreal 'Milvotchkee' a dark trip". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Do-Gooder". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  14. ^ Goldberg, Bonnie. "'January Joiner' a comic tale of weight loss". The MIddletown Press. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Pluto was a Planet". Playscripts. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Airbrone". Playscripts. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  17. ^ "10 Virgins". Playscripts. Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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