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Board of Directors

Joshua Young


Young founded The Playwriting Collective in 2014 in NYC, a playwright driven initiative designed to support writers from lower economic backgrounds. 

As a playwright, Young finished a fellowship with the Public Theater in New York as part of their Emerging Writers Group in 2019 and completed stints with the Flea Serials Writers Room and Project Y Playwright’s Group in 2020. His plays include Towering Blue Inferno, Lime-A-Rita Racist (The Public’s 2019 Spotlight Reading Series), Red Room on a Dark Web (Primary Stages Drills 2019 Reading Series), Appalachian Pachinko!, and Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? which was a smash hit during its 2016 run at the HERE Arts Center.

He was a top 30 Playwright in the 2021 Samuel French Short Play Festival, a 2019 Melnick Award Finalist, and a 2018 Horton Foote Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  His work has been produced or supported by The Flea Theater, Primary Stages, The Brick, Dixon Place, The Tank, New York Madness, and Exquisite Corpse Company in NYC. He’s a two time Cherry Lane Mentor Project nominee and his playwriting has been recognized as a finalist or semifinalist for The O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm Working Farm, PlayPenn, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, among others. Prior to his institutional support he made DIY work with FringeNYC, Planet Connections, and the Magic Futurebox.

Young is a proud IATSE technician and his professional career has spanned gigs at the Guggenheim Museum, the MoMA, and Technicolor. Young was a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in both Theater and Cinema Studies.

Debbie Ball, James O'Ryan, Robert Daniel

Past Members

John Carhart, Phillip Christian Smith, Elizabeth Ng, Wi-Moto Nyoka, Grace Connolly, Allison Salazar, & Lucia Bellini

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