Elissa Huang received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she was awarded the John Golden Playwriting Prize and the Goldberg Prize in Playwriting. Her screenplay, "My Brother, John," placed in the top 6% (of 7,251 entries) for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships and advanced to the second rounds of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Television Competition (top 10% of 8,600 entries) in 2013 as well as the the Sundance 2014 Screenwriter's Lab. Her novella, "A Troubadour's Tale and Other Sad Siren Songs," was a short list finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and her short story, West Nothing (and the Birds), was a semi-finalist for the 2016 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Her screenplay, "The Dragon and the Lotus: The Anna May Wong Story," is currently in the second round of consideration for the Sundance 2017 Screenwriter's Lab. She resides in Hoboken, NJ with her daughter.
John Golden Playwriting Prize
Goldberg Prize in Playwriting