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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Playwright and Dramaturg

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    Hansol Jung is a playwright from South Korea. Productions include Wild Goose Dreams (Co-production: The Public Theater and La Jolla Playhouse), Wolf Play (NNPN Rolling Premiere: Artists Rep Portland, Mixed Blood, Company One), Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville),Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), and No More Sad Things (co-world premiere at Sideshow Theatre, and Boise Contemporary Theatre). Commissioning institutions include The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, National Theatre in UK, Playwrights Horizons, Kennedy Center, Artists Repertory Theater, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant with Ma-Yi Theatre and a translation of Romeo and Juliet for Play On! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been developed at The Public Theater, Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Victory Gardens, Berkeley Repertory’s Ground Floor, Sundance Theatre Lab, O’Neill Theater Center’s New Play Conference, Lark Play Development Center, Salt Lake Acting Company, Boston Court Theatre, Bushwick Starr, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Asia Society New York, and Seven Devils Playwright Conference. She is the recipient of the Hodder Fellowship at Lewis Center for the Arts, Whiting Award, Helen Merrill Award, Page 73 Playwright Fellowship, Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellowship at the Lark, 2050 Fellowship at New York Theater Workshop, MacDowell Colony Artist Residency, and International Playwrights Residency at Royal Court. She has translated over thirty English musicals into Korean, including Evita, Dracula, Spamalot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, while working on several award winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea. Hansol holds a Playwriting MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab, NYTW’s Usual Suspects, and The New Class of Kilroys.

    Hansol Jung

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    Aaron is the Literary Director & Dramaturg at New York Theatre Workshop and has been on the Artistic Staff at the theatre since 2012. At NYTW, he serves as the resident dramaturg, oversees the literary office, co-administers the 2050 Artistic Fellowship, and works extensively on the theatre’s public programming initiatives. Before moving to New York, Aaron worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Arena Stage as a dramaturg and producer. As a freelance dramaturg, Aaron has worked with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ma-Yi Theater Company, and People’s Light and Theater Company. He has collaborated with Ayad Akhtar, Hammaad Chaudry, Sibyl Kempson, Anaïs Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin, Colman Domingo, Nathan Alan Davis, Mfoniso Udofia, Hansol Jung, Heidi Schreck, Jeremy O. Harris and Lucas Hnath, among others. He has been published in HowlRound: A Journal of the Theater Commons, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Asides Magazine, and Arena Stage’s Sub/Text: Your Virtual Dramaturg. Aaron is a graduate of Brown University.

    Aaron Malkin

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Production History

  • 2019

    May. 27 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Danya Taymor with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

  • Feb. 1 2019

    • Workshop in NYC

      Three days of development in NYC.

  • 2016

    Dec. 6 2016

    • NYC Development Session

      A one-day table work session with cast in NYC.