“We are born to be tragic in our fate
lyric in our feelings,
but comic in our behavior.”
– George Santayana
I started writing at 9 years old when I first watched the movie “Harriet the Spy”. I remembered Harriet carrying a composition notebook and writing everything she noticed during her ‘spy’ work. I admit… I was easily persuaded by what I saw on TV so after watching Harriet, I knew I wanted a composition notebook too. Who knew a cheap composition notebook from the Rite-Aid drug store would change my life forever..
It wasn’t until college, when I took my first solo performance playwriting class at UC Santa Barbara, that I knew I wanted to dedicate my life as a writer. Writing helped to unlock experiences in me that had been buried since I was that 9-year-old kid. These are now the themes found in my stories. These are themes of growing up poor in a low-income working class family, navigating the world through the lens of an Asian American woman, and no matter how tragic the situation maybe, I can find a way to laugh.
I love writing stories about sisters, ghosts, the paranormal and supernatural worlds colliding. I love writing stories about families. I love to write stories that make me laugh. I love comedies. If you’re interested in reading what I got, feel free to reach out.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- 2021 MADlab Playwright, Moving Arts Theatre (2021)
- Finalist, Circle X Theatre Evolving Playwrights Group (2020)
- Finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (Grace and Janette Like White Guys, 2020)
- Diversity Scholarship (The Improv Space, 2017)
- The Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Kennedy Center, 2015)
- IRAM Scholarship (University of Iowa, 2014)
- Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award (University of Iowa, 2013)
- Iowa Arts Fellowship (University of Iowa, 2012)
- Dorothy & Sherrill C. Corwin Award (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2011)
- Robert Potter Playwriting Award (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2011)
- Spirit Award (U.C. Santa Barbara, 2011)
writing samples available upon request.