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Naomi Iizuka

born 1965 Tokyo

mother is American Latina

father is Japanese banker

raised in Indonesia, Holland, and Washington, D.C.

has lived in Iowa

currently based in Los Angeles, California

attended the National Cathedral School

Yale University, B.A. Classics

studied law at Yale

University of California San Diego, M.F.A., 1992

has taught playwriting at the University of Iowa and at the University of Texas , Austin

Professor of Dramatic Arts and Director of the Playwriting Program, UC Santa Barbara

has received a Whiting Award, an NEA/TCG Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a McKnight Advancement Grand, Princeton University's Hodder Fellowship, 2005 Alpert Award in the Arts, a Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, a Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant, a Gerbode Foundation Fellowship, a PEN Center USA West Award for Drama

at New Dramatists

interviewed by Terry Hong in Asian Week

at Creative Work Fund

interviewed by Cindy Yoon at AsiaSource

at Playscripts, Inc.


at CalArts

at Theater Schmeater

review at Village Voice

review at Irvine Quarterly

review at Cape Cod Times

UCSB Department of Dramatic Arts

at Velocity Weekly

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