Julia Jordan

Composer Playwright

Julia Jordan’s plays include BoyTatjana in ColorSt. Scarlet, Smoking Lesson, Dark Yellow, Astrological Quitclaim Deeds and Jones. Musical work includes the books for Sarah, Plain and Tall and The Mice; book and lyrics for Murder Ballad and Bernice Bobs Her Hair.

Her work has been produced at Primary Stages, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Soho Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Prince Music Theater, the Ahmanson, Studio Dante, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Salt Lake Acting Company, the American Theater of Chicago and Baltimore Center Stage among others.  Her plays have been developed at Sundance, The O’Neill, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Playlabs at the Minneapolis Playwrights Center.


Council Member, Dramatists Guild of America Julia is the recipient of the Kleban Award, the Francesca Primus Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, Heideman Award, LeComte Nouy Award, ATT Onstage Award and the American Spirit Award.  She has been shortlisted three times for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She  is a Lucille Lortel Fellow, Juilliard Playwright Fellow, Manhattan Theatre Club Fellow, MacDowell Colony fellow.  A member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild Council, she is also one of the founders of the Lilly Awards for Women in Theater. She holds an M. Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin  and has taught playwriting at Primary Stages and at Barnard College, Columbia University.