kaela garvin - playwright, musical book writer, composer, lyricist, director
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Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a queer mixed Asian American writer, producer, and performer. She is a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing interdisciplinary art. She’s a producer and host of Hearabouts, Asian American Midwest Radio recorded in Bloomington, Indiana.
Her essays have appeared on The Clyde Fitch Report, Reappropriate, Lady Parts, and other sites; she’s written romance novels for A&E Media and webisodes for Super Deluxe. Her plays have been performed in New York at Ars Nova, Dixon Place, and the New Ohio, among others.
Her play The Well-Tempered Clavier won the 2019 Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award, and her play Butter Knife received three awards from the Kennedy Center in 2018.
Kaela is a current MFA playwriting candidate at Indiana University and holds a BFA from NYU. @kaemeishing on IG, Twitter