Moving Arts MADlab 2018 Playwright


by Jihan Crowther

Jihan Crowther’s plays has been read, produced and developed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New Georges, 52nd Street Project and New York Theatre Workshop in New York; Stella Adler Theater, Son of Semele, The Actors’ Gang and Cornerstone Theater in LA; the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival in Scotland; Theatre 503, The Oval Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The Actors’ Centre, The Space, University of London – Goldsmiths College in London and Eastern Bloc in Montreal, Quebec.

She’s been a New York Foundation for the Arts Screenwriting/Playwriting Fellow, a New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artists Fellow and an alumna of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood Collective. She has received EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commissions, is an Affiliate Artist at New Georges Theater in New York and a member of the LA-based Playwrights Union. She received her MA in Writing for Performance at University of London — Goldsmiths College.

Jihan is also an essayist and TV writer. Her essays have appeared in Jezebel, Hello Giggles and Esquire. She was the Writers’ Assistant on Alan Ball’s Here and Now (HBO) and has been a Staff Writer on Aim High (AMC) and Barry Jenkins’ upcoming TV adaptation of The Underground Railroad (Amazon).