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Naomi Iizuka


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Polaroid Stories was originally commissioned by En Garde Arts in New York, produced in the 1997 Humana Festival of New Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville and received the 1998 PEN Center West Award for Drama. Her other plays include Skin, Scheherazade, Marlowe’s Eye, Tattoo Girl and Carthage. Her work has been produced at SoHo Rep, the Dallas Theatre Center, Annex and Printer’s Devil in Seattle, San Diego’s Sledgehammer Theatre, San Francisco’s Campo Santo and the Magic Theatre as part of “Pieces of the Quilt.” Her plays have been workshopped at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre, Brava, Midwest PlayLabs, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, New York Theatre Workshop and the Public Theatre. Iizuka has been the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, a McKnight Advancement Grant, and most recently, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship. She is currently working on commissions from A.S.K. Theatre Projects in Los Angeles and the Actors Theatre of Louisville. She received her M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego and her bachelor’s degree from Yale University.