as a playwright
as a playwright
Misao has studied Playwriting under the instruction of Ken Prestininzi, former resident playwright of New Dramatists in NYC, at Connecticut College, Jake Jepson, creator of the Apprentice Program at the Orchard Project, and Prince Gomolvilas, recipient of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama, at East West Players. Her first play, Dandelions Conquer, was recipient of the Anne S. Richardson Awards in LGBTQ Studies for Best Creative Work in 2016, and her most recent play, hellokitty55, was chosen as one of six "Best of PlayGround" recipients and presented at the PlayGround-LA Annual Gala in April of 2020.
Born and raised into a musical family in Los Angeles, CA, Misao McGregor (they/them) is a singer/songwriter and playwright currently based in Louisiana. They have been trained as a classical singer and pianist from an early age and are currently self-producing their own work which has roots in indie, pop, and soul. Misao was a member of the Writers Pool (2019-2021) and Resident Playwrights Program for the 2020-2021 Season at PlayGround-LA, Los Angeles's leading incubator for a new generation of playwrights, and has had their work produced in Connecticut, Seattle, and Los Angeles. They are also the founder of Sacrosanct, a digital community blog highlighting the voices and art of queer, trans, & non-binary BIPOC.
An openly gay, mixed-race Japanese American non-binary femme, Misao incorporates their personal experiences of marginalization into their lyrics and playwriting and ultimately seeks to provide spaces for marginalized peoples and experiences in music, art, and mainstream media.