Naomi Iizuka’s plays include 36 Views, Polaroid Stories, Anon(ymous), Language Of Angels, Aloha, Say The Pretty Girls, Tattoo Girl, Skin, At The Vanishing Point, Concerning Strange Devices From The Distant West, Last Firefly, Citizen 13559, and War Of The Worlds (a collaboration with Anne Bogart and SITI Company.) Her plays have been produced at theatres across the country including Berkeley Rep, the Goodman, the Guthrie, Cornerstone, Children’s Theater Company, the Kennedy Center, the Huntington Theater, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Portland Center Stage, the Public Theatre, Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts, Dallas Theatre Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Next Wave Festival,” and Soho Rep. Iizuka’s plays have been published by Overlook Press, Playscripts, Smith and Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, and TCG. lizuka is an alumna of New Dramatists and the recipient of the 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, a Hodder Fellowship, and a Jerome Fellowship.  Her play GOOD KIDS was the first play commissioned by the Big Ten Consortium’s New Play Initiative.  Current projects include an adaptation of SLEEP by Haruki Murakami with the ensemble theatre group Ripe Time and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, a play written in collaboration with USMC veterans and their families based in San Diego. Iizuka heads the MFA Playwriting program at the University of California, San Diego.


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