A native of California, Julianne Jigour has had staged readings and productions of her plays in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Aspen, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and New York. Her play Bright Shining Sea, commissioned by Playground-LA and Planet Earth Arts, was selected for the 20th Playground Festival of New Works in 2016 and will premiere with Playground in spring 2018. Julianne's ten-minute plays have been selected for Best of Playground-LA and the Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival. Her TV pilots Antarctica and Arkansas Auguries received grants from the 2014 and 2015 Carnegie Mellon / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation competitions. Julianne earned her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received the West Coast Drama Alumni Clan Award for Dramatic Writing.