blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



June Guralnick is the author of nine full-length plays, including Memories of Childhood, The Home Project (Parts I and II), In Gold We Trust (with Guy Nickson), Art Tales of Thaddeus, Women of the Light (with Cynthia Mitchell), Space Interlude, and Finding Clara (winner of the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre National New Plays competition), as well as various shorts. Her work has been performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, New Federal Theatre in New York, the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (North Carolina), and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Guralnick has also worked as a theater director and has created large-scale cultural outreach projects, including an oral history project that resulted in the book, Food for Thought (Humanities Division, Rockingham Community College, 1999), and an arts project entitled Dreams-of-Flight, involving over a thousand children in North Carolina and Ohio. She has served as executive director of the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, Inc., artistic director of the Women's Ensemble Theatre in New York, and the North Carolina Arts Council Theatre Arts Director.

Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts New Forms Grant, a silver medal for the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, a North Carolina Arts Council Literature Fellowship, a Piedmont Regional Artist Project Grant, and finalist for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millenium project. Guralnick attended the 2004 Sewanee Writers’ Conference as a Tennessee Williams Scholar. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Playwrights’ Center (Minneapolis) and serves as the current president of the North Carolina Playwrights Alliance.