Harrison Young (he/him) is the Tennessee Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild of America and the Literary Manager for the Tennessee Stage Company. As a Theatre graduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Improvisation alum from the Peoples Improv Theater-NYC, he has performed in many comedies and new works which taught him how to write his own comedies.
Writing credits for productions and readings* include: ONLINE FIGHTING (Game Play Festival with the Brick Theater, Living Room Theatre*, New Play Festival with the Tennessee Stage Company, Farragut High School, Gibbs High School, Wild Thyme Players); SECRET DISCLOSURES (series at the Treehouse Theater); GRANDMA'S DEATH DISH (Tiger Lily Theatre, Chance Residential Center); ASKING FOR A FRIEND (Santa Monica Theatre); NO PROPS (Tiger Lily Theatre); ALASKAN ASSASSINS (Tiger Lily Theatre); ASPHALT AND ASPHYXIATION (Tiger Lily Theatre); and THE INCONSEQUENTIAL CUPCAKE! (Bad Theater Fest at St. Paul's Theater). In addition, he wrote select scenes for THE GREAT VANISHING (Skeleton Rep) and co-wrote the play RAFT (Phoenix Theatre Company*, PRIDE at Home*, New Play Festival with the Tennessee Stage Company). His playwriting was most recently featured with a scene in LIVE FROM THE ANARCHIST JURISDICTION (One-Minute Play Festival with the Dramatists Guild of America).
Performing credits include new plays like the world premieres of THE HUNGRY HEART (Carpetbag Theatre) and HOPPY'S TRUNK (New Play Festival with the Tennessee Stage Company). He also created new shows weekly with the Treehouse Theater's longform improv house-team VICE CREAM. He was most recently featured story-telling on the WORLD Channel in an episode of STORIES FROM THE STAGE, filmed at the Cumberland County Playhouse.
"RAFT can be admired on a number of levels, most assuredly as a tremendously demanding and revealing vehicle for two actors."
"The entire concept is so creative [...] really love how lighthearted [ONLINE FIGHTING] is, yet the characters are believable and dynamic."
"[NO PROPS] possesses all the nuts and bolts stagecraft needed to make solid theatre from the ground up [...] clever and enjoyable."
--Knoxville Theatre Club