Jiehae Park
Jiehae Park

2021 Finalist

The Aves

Synopsis: In the summer, an old man and old woman sit on a park bench, talk about birds, and bet on the rain. A funny-sad play about getting older in a future that’s closer than we think.

Cast Breakdown:  2W, 2M, 1 child (nonspeaking)

Set/Costume Requirements: A park bench. The feeling of outside, inside.


Agent: Michael Finkle, WME (212.903.1144)

Management: Britton Rizzio & Lauren Dineley, Writ Large, 323.553.4300)

Bio: Jiehae Park’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, upcoming at  Primary Stages), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare  Festival), Here We Are Here (Sundance, Ground Floor@Berkeley Rep,  Princess Grace WIP@Baryshnikov Arts Center), The Aves (Alley All-New,  McCarter Spotlight), and the book for the upcoming musical Kill the Boy  Band. Development: Soho Rep Writer-Director Lab, the Public’s Emerging  Writers Group, CTG Writers Workshop, p73, ACT, Atlantic, PlayCo, Old  Globe, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Ojai, BAPF, and the amazing Ma-Yi  Writers Lab. Awards: Leah Ryan, Princess Grace, Weissberger, ANPF  Women’s Invitational. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep,  Geffen, OSF, MTC/Sloan. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook,  McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman. As a performer, she most recently appeared  in Celine Song’s Endlings (NYTW, ART), and Ripe Time/Naomi Iizuka’s  adaption of Murakami’s Sleep (BAM Next Wave, Yale Rep). TV writingMarvel’s Runaways; currently developing a new show with Diana Son for  Tomorrow Studios/Apple. NYTW Usual Suspect, Lincoln Center Theater  New Writer-in-Residence, Hodder Fellow, New Dramatist, and 2019-20 Tow  Playwright-in-Residence at Primary Stages. BA, Amherst; MFA, UCSD.