Chiori Miyagawa

Alumni Playwright

2006 -- 2013

Chiori Miyagawa is a NYC-based playwright and a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Her plays vary in subject and style, yet they all bear a unique signature—always theatrical, with elements of magic realism; time is often collapsed, and they consistently revolve around a theme of memory and identity.

Chiori’s plays have been produced off-Broadway (Vineyard Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Women's Project, Culture Project), at renowned performance houses in NYC (HERE Arts Center, Performance Space 122, Ohio Theater) and regionally. A collection of seven of her plays, Thousand Years Waiting and Other Plays, is published by Seagull Books; and another collection of five plays, America Dreaming and Other Plays is published by NoPassport Press.

She is a recipient of many fellowships including a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, a McKnight Playwriting Fellowship, a Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship, an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, a Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship, and a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University.

She has been fortunate to be granted a private audience with the Dalai Lama while she was writing Broken Morning; and be able to relocate to Philadelphia for three weeks in 2008 to work for the Obama Campaign.

Her upcoming projects include: I came to look for you on Tuesday at LaMama ETC, This Lingering Life at Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco. She is collaborating with renowned psychologist Thomas Joiner on the project titled The Drop.

She is a member of Lark Play Development Center and a Usual Suspect of New York Theatre Workshop. She teaches playwriting at Bard College where she created an undergraduate playwriting program under the chair JoAnne Akalaitis.

Photo: Jennifer May

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Playwright Buzz

August 4, 2013

The Tuesday Project: Street Art

Keep in touch at thetuesdayfollowing.org
Website designed by Morgan Allen

July 1, 2013

I'd Like to Remember That

3rd Ave and 13th St
Ludlow St btwn Houston and Stanton
57th St and 9th Ave
Bedford Ave and N7th St

July 15, 1213

Why Did You Come Here

Rivington St btwn Bowery and Chrystie
13th St and 3rd Ave

August 4, 2013

photos of the wedding party officiated by Rabbi Monsignor London

The Wedding Party - a collective performance piece
and Cute Cats a short play by moi
directed by David Herskovits on June 28, 2013

Rabbi Monsignor London

John and Robert

Mia and Ken

Songs

July 5, 2013

WEBSITE UNVEILED AND GUERRILLA ART CONTINUES

Please check out a new website designed by Morgan Allen:

The Tuesday Following

June 23, 2013

I will be tweeting scenes from I Came to Look for You on Tuesday

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Starting in July, I will tweet selected scenes from my play, I Came to Look for You on Tuesday.

Director Alice Reagan, actor Jens Rasmussen, playwright Brian Otano and Ann Marie Dorr, and aspiring director Tara Pacheco will also tweeting from @tuesdayfollowin.

Follow us. The play will open at La MaMa in September.

June 23, 2013

The Tuesday Following Part 2

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This print by Jame Bayard went up on June 17.

The next ones go up on July 1!
Look for them at:
Ludrow near Stanton
3rd Ave and 13th
9th Ave and 57th
Bedford Ave and N7th

June 23, 2013

The Tuesday Following

The Tuesday Following is part real time community salons, part street visual art project featuring the work of artist James Bayard, and seeks to reach people in different neighborhoods to build ephemeral yet creative communities around the concept of reunion. It is a companion project of the play I Came to Look for You on Tuesday.

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June 3, 2013

The Tuesday Following

The street art project begins on Monday, June 3.

Look for this print by artist James Bayard at:
2nd and Houston
13th and 3rd,
57th & 9th
N 7th and Bedford.

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June 3 - 17
More to come

May 10, 2013

Hibakusha Stories Retreat at Theater for the New City

It was a beautiful day spent with 18 East Side High School students and atomic bombing survivor from Hiroshima Ms. Reiko.
May 6, 2013

hibakushastories.org

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December 17, 2012

America is On Sale for Sandy Recovery

America Dreaming and Other Plays is on 10% sale from now through January 15, if purchased from lulu.com

December 17, 2012

This Lingering Life is presented by the Playwrights Foundation's Rough Reading Series

This Lingering Life
Directed by Jublith Moore

Monday, January 14, 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University
Tuesday, January 15, 7pm. NOH Space, San Francisco

This Lingering Life @ Playwrights Foundation

Contact Info

c/o Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc.
20 West 23rd Street - 3rd floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 206-8160
(212) 206-8168 fax
edevlinlit@aol.com

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