Aya Ogawa

Resident Playwright

2017 -- 2024

Aya Ogawa is a Tokyo-born, Brooklyn-based playwright, director, and translator for the theater. She challenges traditional notions of the American aesthetic and identity by creating plays infused with a multiplicity of perspectives and languages. She wrote and directed oph3lia at HERE (hailed by The New York Times as “great theater”); Journey to the Ocean, commissioned by The Foundry Theatre; and Ludic Proxy, commissioned by The Play Company, which the NY Theatre Review described as “enchanting and poetic, deeply in tune with the spirit of many different cultures.” Most recently she wrote, directed and performed in the ensemble of The Nosebleed which was presented at the 2019 Under the Radar Festival's Incoming! Series at the Public Theater. She also directed Kristine Haruna Lee's Suicide Forest at The Bushwick Starr.

She has translated numerous Japanese plays into English, including works by Toshiki Okada, Yudai Kamisato, Takeshi Kawamura, Yoji Sakate, and Satoko Ichihara, among others. Her translations have been described as “fluid and delicious” by American Theatre Magazine, published by Samuel French among many others, and produced in the U.S. and U.K.

She is a 2017-2019 Artist in Residence at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) and Usual Suspect at NYTW.
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