Harrison Young


Harrison Young is the Knoxville Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America.  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.

His writing credits for productions and readings include: ONLINE FIGHTING (Game Play Festival at the Brick Theater, Peoples Improv Theater, New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company, Farragut High School, Gibbs High School, Wild Thyme Players, Pandora's Dream Productions); A COCAINE COMEDY (Peoples Improv Theater, New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company); MAKING IT UP (Treehouse Theater, Peoples Improv Theater); 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). He also co-wrote RAFT (New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company, Phoenix Theatre Company) and wrote select scenes for THE GREAT VANISHING (Skeleton Rep).

His performing credits include new plays like the world premieres of THE HUNGRY HEART (Carpetbag Theatre) and HOPPY'S TRUNK (New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company). He also created new shows weekly with the Treehouse Theater's 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."
--Arts Knoxville

"The entire concept is so creative [...] really love how lighthearted [ONLINE FIGHTING] is, yet the characters are believable and dynamic."
--Farragut Press

"[NO PROPS] possesses all the nuts and bolts stagecraft needed to make solid theatre from the ground up [...] clever and enjoyable."
--Knoxville Theatre Club