As a professional writer for the past four decades, native New Yorker June Guralnick has created fifteen full-length plays and performance projects (produced throughout the country and published by a variety of presses). Additionally June has written poetry, creative non-fiction, and blog posts (currently writing monthly blogs for ICWP). June has taught creative writing and drama at various colleges (she is presently a part of the creative writing faculty at Central Carolina Community College) and she has participated as a teaching artist with select residency programs, including the North Carolina Arts Council Visiting Artist Program, Artist-in-Residence program at Rockingham Community College, and an Artist-in-Residence serving select school systems in North Carolina. Her residencies have had a life-changing impact on her work, and it has been a personal goal to ’pay-it-forward’ working with non-writers to express their life journey — and creative vision.
Recently, June has directly worked with veterans through a year-long series of interviews conducted as part of a process creating her play, ACROSS THE HOLY TELL (about a female veteran returning home from the Iraq War). June has created critically-acclaimed, large-scale outreach projects devoted to the goal of inspiring community identity and reflection.
June’s work has been performed at venues in the U.S. including the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement Theatre (NY), Spirit Square (NC), Equity Library Theatre (NY), Bethany Arts Center (CA), Burning Coal Theatre (NC), Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (NC), AS220 (RI), North Carolina Museum of Art – and beamed to the Space Station! Plays include MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD, CONTAINMENTS: THE HOME PROJECT Part II, IN GOLD WE TRUST (with Guy Nickson), ART TALES OF THADDEUS, WOMEN OF THE LIGHT (with Cynthia Mitchell), SPACE INTERLUDE, FINDING CLARA, ACROSS THE HOLY TELL, ON THE DREAMHOUSE SEA, BIRDS OF A FEATHER: A COMEDY ABOUT DE-EXTINCTION, and current work-in-progress, LITTLE ♀. June’s work has been published by North Carolina Literary Review, Playwrights’ Center (Monologues-Heinemann Press), Blackbird Press, Smith & Kraus, Red Clay Review, Applause Books, Murze, and Left Curve. In 2020, Applause Books will be publishing a selection from June’s newest play in its upcoming BEST MONOLOGUES collection.