The Woman’s up in the treehouse, The Stranger can’t go back to work until he makes sure The Girl is alright, and The Girl just wants to bury her brain. She’s great at playing, she knows, but she’d be better if her brain didn’t make her say things.
An Albee-esque allegory about what happens when you blame your thoughts for your feelings. A play about making friends.
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Joanna Glum is a film and theatre-maker from California. Her plays have been the recipient of the Penn Plays Fellowship (BUT WE’RE HAPPY), featured at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (WE’RE UNDEVELOPED, WE’RE IGNORANT, WE’RE STUPID, BUT), and have received premier readings at the Traverse Theatre, programmed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (GREEK PLAY). Her one-act PLAYDAY was selected for private workshop with artists from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019. As a dramaturg, Joanna has ushered in social justice-oriented documentary works with Jesuit Drama in Sacramento, California, including the world premieres of ISAIAH SAYS: A COMPANY-CREATED PERFORMANCE PIECE ABOUT HOMELESSNESS HERE AND ON THE MARGINS and IN THE MATTER OF SCOTT DANIEL WARREN, OR SCENE AND FRAGMENTS FROM A PLAY ABOUT THE DESERT. She developed and directed original documentary piece OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS while an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania, and continues to direct new works. Additionally, she has served as Education Coordinator and Production Manager at California Musical Theatre and developed and ran an educational summer program in theatre for boys ages 10-13, developing original texts in both positions. As a filmmaker, she’s worked on such films as LADY BIRD and BUMBLEBEE and has gone on to list as Sundance Screenwriting Lab Semi-Finalist and American Zoetrope Screenplay Finalist, selected by Francis Ford Coppolla, for KATE. She currently serves as reader and developer for New York-based company Crusoe, which provides dramaturgical feedback on user-submitted texts in both screen and stage.
In addition, Glum is a proud California native who is passionate about road trips, families that defy type, and her grandmother’s chutzpah. She is a self-professed champion of idiosyncrasy and believes in telling familiar stories in unfamiliar ways to build worlds that don’t exist for people who already do. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters in Playwriting from the University of Edinburgh.