Artist Bio

Naomi Iizuka

(Bio as of April 2009)

Naomi Iizuka most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Ghostwritten during the 2008/2009 Season. Ms. Iizuka’s plays include 36 Views, Anon(ymous), After a Hundred Years, At the Vanishing Point, Polaroid Stories, Language of Angels, Tattoo Girl and Skin. Her work has been produced by Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Children’s Theatre Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Portland Center Stage, The Public Theater, Campo Santo and Intersection for the Arts, Dallas Theater Center, The Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Soho Repertory Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival. Her work has been workshopped at Sundance Theatre Lab, Midwest PlayLabs, New Works Now at The Public Theater, Performance Space 122, Manhattan Theatre Club and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Her plays have been published by Theatre Communications Group, Smith and Kraus Publishers, Inc., Heinemann, Playscripts, TheatreForum and American Theater. Ms. Iizuka is a member of New Dramatists and the recipient of a Joyce Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, an Alpert Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, a Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant, an NEA/TCG Artist-in-Residence grant, a McKnight Fellowship, a PEN Center USA West Award for Drama, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship and a Jerome Fellowship. She is the head of the graduate MFA Playwriting program at the University of California, San Diego.