I am a playwright and producer from Minneapolis, based in New York City. My work includes The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/premiere, Barry and Bernice Stavis Award, 2017 Kilroy’s List), Purple Cloud (Mu Performing Arts premiere), and Zero-Infinity Flight Path. My plays have been commissioned, developed and/or produced by Atlantic Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Mu, The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Yellow Earth Theatre and many more. I am currently working on commissions with Mixed Blood Theatre, Timeline Theatre Company, History Theatre, Theater Mu, and Manhattan Theater Club.
I am a MacDowell Fellow Playwrights’ Center Jerome and Many Voices Fellow, and have received awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, MRAC/McKnight, Sloan Foundation, the NEA, and the Hemera Foundation. With a Jerome Travel/Study grant, I am traveling to China in December 2018 to research family history and build international connections.
I cofounded and co-direct Other Tiger Productions, a theatrical production company with a mission to pursue multidisciplinary collaborations, intentional inclusivity and a re-examination of traditional theater practices. I attend the Playwrights Program at Juilliard.
I’m also a grant proposal writer and consultant with nearly 10 years of experience, including individual donor development, event planning and fundraising. I’m very familiar with private and public sector grants, and especially love to secure funding for the arts/artists.