Julianne Jigour’s TV pilots ANTARCTICA and ARKANSAS AUGURIES received grants from the 2014 and 2015 Carnegie Mellon / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation competitions, and her short screenplay PAPER UMBRELLAS was a finalist for the 2014 Steeltown Film Factory competition. Commissioned by Playground-LA and Planet Earth Arts, her stage play BRIGHT SHINING SEA was selected for the 2016 Playground Festival of New Works and will receive its world premiere with Playground in 2018. Julianne earned her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied with Rob Handel and received the West Coast Drama Alumni Clan Award for Dramatic Writing. A member of the Playground-LA and Trap Street theater collectives, Julianne currently resides in Los Angeles.