February 18, 2010

Meet Aya Ogawa  小川 彩

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© Aya Ogawa

AYA-san As a playwright: Serendipity, or a post-modern farce (winner, KC/ACTF; finalist, Humana); Eating Dirt (SoHo Rep; T.H.A.W. at HERE; published in Japanese in “Serifu no Jidai”). As writer & director: A Girl of 16 (Latea Theatre); pictures of the drowned (NYTW’s 4th St Theater); ARTIFACT (PRELUDE ’07; Performance Mix Festival, Joyce Soho); oph3lia (HERE — NYIT Awards Outstanding Ensemble Nominee).  In 2005, she formed the company knife, inc. .  She has translated numerous Japanese plays into English, including those by Toshiki Okada (chelfitsch): Five Days in March, Enjoy, Air Conditioner, Hot Pepper and Free Time. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW.