as a playwright
Misao was a member of PlayGround-LA (2019-2021), Los Angeles's leading incubator for a new generation of playwrights. And for their 2020-2021 Season, Misao was a Resident Playwright working on their newest play, "ADULTING" which received a developmental workshop in May 2021.
Misao has studied Playwriting under the instruction of Ken Prestininzi, former resident playwright of New Dramatists in NYC, at Connecticut College, Jake Jeppson, 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.
Their first play, Dandelions Conquer, was the recipient of the Anne S. Richardson Awards in LGBTQ Studies for Best Creative Work in 2016, and their 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.
For more information on each of Misao's plays, visit the links below or their profile on New Play Exchange.