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NAOMI IIZUKA (BA, Yale University, MFA, UC-San Diego) Iizuka’s plays include 36 VIEWS, STRIKE-SLIP, ANON(YMOUS), AT THE VANISHING POINT, POLAROID STORIES, LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, WAR OF THE WORLDS (in collaboration with Anne Bogart and SITI Company), TATTOO GIRL and SKIN.  Her plays have been produced by Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Huntington Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Joseph Papp Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, the Children’s Theater Company, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, GeVa Theater, Portland Center Stage, Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Next Wave Festival”, and Soho Rep.  Her plays have been workshopped at, Sundance Theatre Lab, the Guthrie Theater, the Goodman Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, the Mark Taper Forum, San Jose Rep, Bread Loaf, the McCarter Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and Midwest PlayLabs.  Her plays have been published by Overlook Press, Playscripts, Smith and Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, Sun and Moon Press, and TCG.  lizuka is a member of New Dramatists and the recipient of a PEN/Laura Pels Award, an Alpert Award, a Joyce Foundation Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, a Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant, an NEA/TCG Artist-in-Residence grant, a McKnight Fellowship, a PEN Center USA West Award for Drama, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship, and a Jerome Fellowship.

 

 

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