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Sep 11 / jacob

DYING ALONE in NYC 9/10 through 9/13/14

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents:

A woman haunted by her parents and her future learns that there’s more than one way not to die alone.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce

DYING ALONE
A short play by Jacob Juntunen, Playwright
Directed by Allen Sermonia

Featuring:
MA: Jenn Remke
PA: Michael Donaldson
YOUNG WOMAN: Laura Kamin
YOUNG MAN: Jeremy Patrick Hamilton
WOMAN: Katie Braden
MAN: Robert Getz

DYING ALONE will appear in Manhattan Rep’s Fall One Act Competition from:
September 10-13
6:30 PM
303 W 42nd Street.

Tickets are $20 and paid for at the door. Please reserve seats by emailing mrtreserve@gmail.com with the show date and the number of tickets you’d like.

The evening includes DYING ALONE alongside four other works by emerging playwrights, with 30 plays appearing in the competition overall. Come out for a full night of theatre and to support new work!

Jul 31 / jacob

Joan`s Laughter in Columbus, OH!

May 8 / jacob

Scene Showcase at Playwrights Horizons

Wednesday, 5/14, 4:30pm, at Playwrights Horizons in NYC, come hear a scene from my play In the Shadow of his Language, directed by Bevin O’Gara. There will also be scenes from plays by the brilliant Christina Quintana, Andrew Hinderaker, Lindsey Ferrentino, and Madhuri Shekar!

May 1 / jacob

Belarusian Dream Theater

On March 25, 2014, my play See Him? was part of the Belarusian Dream Theater: 25 playwrights collaborating with 18 theaters in 13 countries to simultaneously produce plays raising awareness about the human rights violations in Belarus.

The theaters could decide which plays they wanted to stage, and I was flattered that See Him? was chosen by seven theaters: Stage Left Theatre (Chicago, USA), SIU Playwriting and the SIU Department of Theater (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA), TLS Frankfurt (Germany), European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), the Global Theatre Project (Los Angeles, USA), the Global Theatre Project (Florence, Italy), and the Troika Collective (Vancouver, Canada).

The script is on Riposte to the World, and an annotated version is on Poetry Genius. The Belarusian Dream Theater is the first time the site has included scripts.
What can you do to help Belarus? Check out Amnesty International’s Belarus page.
Feb 12 / jacob

Saddam`s Lions Published!

My script Saddam’s Lions is anthologized in this collection along with David Ives’ Venus in Fur and plays by Steven Dietz, Halley Feiffer, Neil LaBute, Elizabeth Merriwether, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright, and more!

I’m so proud to be among this incredible company!

And if you’re in NYC on Monday, March 24, 2014, come to the book party! I’ll be there, and who knows who else will be!

MONDAY, MARCH 24th

5-7 pm

at the Drama Book Shop
250 W. 40th St, NYC

Performance starts at 5:30pm downstairs

Followed by book signing & refreshments upstairs

Admission is free! No reservations necessary!

Jan 17 / jacob

Reading at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta!

In the Shadow of his Language will be part of the Alliance Theatre’s Ten-Year Anniversary Kendeda Contest festivities!

It will have a staged reading on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30pm.

For reservation please go online to www.alliancetheatre.org
Or call the box office at 404-733-5000

3rd Floor Black Box Theatre
Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building
1280 Peachtree Street NE

Jan 7 / jacob

New Press!

The 2014 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition has a nice write up in Broadwayworld.com, including a bit about In the Shadow of his Language. Check it out, and all the other great-sounding plays that will be at the Alliance this February!


Nov 15 / jacob

Alliance Theatre`s Kendeda Contest Finalist: In the Shadow of his Language

In the Shadow of his Language has been named a 2014 Kendeda Contest Finalist by Alliance Theatre in Atlanta! Stay tuned for details about an upcoming reading there in February, 2014…

Jun 23 / jacob

In the Shadow of his Language Reading, 8/25 Chicago!

On Sunday, August 25, 2013
At Noon in Chicago’s Cultural Center Studio Theatre
A Free event:
A staged reading of

In the Shadow of his Language

Directed by Jacqueline Stone
Part of the “In the Works” series, presented by DCase
About the Play:
Didi O’Connor must escape South Boston where her Dad scoffs, “How did you get so
fat on your Ma’s shitty cooking?”  She seizes her chance when she gets “a free ride”
to a prestigious college in Upstate New York. But when her advisor forces Didi to
change her name, accent, clothes—even her religion—will success destroy her more
than her dead-end home-life ever would?  In the Shadow of His Language explores
the costs of class-jumping and the imperialism we call “education.”
The script is a 2013 Semi-Finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights
Conference, a Semi-Finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, a Finalist for the 2014 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and a recipient of a Saturday Series reading at Chicago Dramatists. It will have a reading at the Alliance Theatre in February 2014.
Nov 5 / jacob

HowlRound Post

Check out my thoughts on the political potential of mainstream theatre on HowlRound!