Chiori Miyagawa is a Japan-born U.S. playwright whose work often revolves around themes of memory and identity. Her plays have been produced off-Broadway, at renowned performance houses in NYC, and regionally. Six of her plays have been published in different play anthologies. She is a recipient of many fellowships and grants including a McKnight Playwriting Fellowship, a Rockefeller MAP Grant (twice), a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, a Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, and a Radcliffe Advanced Studies Fellowship at Harvard University.Two collections of her plays are forthcoming: “Thousand Years Waiting and Other Plays,” from Seagull Books and “America Dreaming and Other Plays,” from NoPassport Press. She is a resident playwright of New Dramatists and the head of the undergraduate playwriting program at Bard College under the theater department chair, director JoAnne Akalaitis.