Aya Ogawa

LCT: The Nosebleed. Written and directed many plays including A Girl of 16 (Latea Theater), Oph3lia (HERE), Journey to the Ocean (Foundry Theatre), Ludic Proxy (The Play Company); and The Nosebleed (2019 Incoming! Series, The Public; the Japan Society, co-presented by the Chocolate Factory; upcoming Woolly Mammoth in 2023).  Currently developing Meat Suit: the shitshow that is motherhood and a one-performer adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis (in collaboration with Saori Tsukada, with new music by Philip Glass). As director: Haruna Lee’s Obie Award-winning Suicide Forest (The Bushwick Starr and Ma-Yi Theater Company), Maiko Kikuchi and Spencer Lott’s 9000 Paper Balloons (HERE; upcoming Japan Society this fall).  Translated numerous Japanese plays into English including work by Toshiki Okada, Satoko Ichihara, and Yudai Kamisato. Currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a Usual Suspect at NYTW; a recent member of the Devised Theater Working Group at The Public; and an Artist-in-Residence at BAX. Recipient of the President’s Award in Performing Arts from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; a finalist for the SDCF’s 2021 inaugural Barbara Whitman Award and the 2022 Alan Schneider Director Award. ayaogawa.com

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