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Julie Jensen is Utah’s most-produced playwright. She grew up in Beaver, Utah, and graduated from College of Southern Utah and Utah State University, receiving a B.A. and M.A. in English. She also holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Wayne State University in Detroit. Having taught playwriting as a guest at more than a dozen colleges and universities, she was a professor of theatre at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame and directed the graduate playwriting program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also spent five years working as a writer in Hollywood. She now makes her home in Salt Lake City where she works with three theatres there: Salt Lake Acting Company, Plan-B Theatre, and Pygmalion Theatre.
Jensen has written more than 30 plays, all of which have been professionally produced. Among them are the following:
Winter premiered at Salt Lake Acting Company. It was named a rolling world premiere by National New Play Network, with productions at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago and Central Works Ensemble in Berkerley, CA.
Mockingbird was commissioned by the Kennedy Center, adapted from Kathryn Erskine’s novel of the same name, and premiered at the Kennedy Center. It won the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award and was nominated for two Helen Hayes Awards. It has since been produced widely throughout the country (Dramatic Publishing).
Two-Headed has been widely produced in this country and abroad, including the Women’s Project in New York, Anson Ford