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Tidtaya Sinutoke (ฑิตยา สินุธก) is a Jonathan Larson Grant, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, and Fred Ebb Award-winning musical theatre composer and writer. Theatre credits: HALF THE SKY (The 5th Avenue Theatre's First Draft Commission & 20/21 Digital Season); SUNWATCHER (The Civilians R&D Group); DEAR MR. C (Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative Award, Polyphone Festival); THE ADVENTURES OF SKY AND FRIENDS (New Victory Theater's LabWorks); and LITTLE DUGONG AND HER SEAGRASS SONG (American Opera Project). Her works have been developed and supported by the Composer-Librettists Studio at New Dramatists, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, New Victory LabWorks, Johnny Mercer Foundation, NYFA IAM Mentoring Program, Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Kurt Weill Foundation, Drama League, Tofte Lake Center, Loghaven Artist Residency, and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. MFA: NYU.
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Isabella Dawis is a Filipina-American writer and performer from Minneapolis. As a bookwriter and lyricist, she is the recipient of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, the Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre, and the Fred Ebb Award. Her musical with composer Tidtaya Sinutoke, HALF THE SKY, is the recipient of the Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award and the 5th Avenue Theatre’s First Draft Commission. Recently, Isabella served as composer and live musician for Ten Thousand Things’ TWELFTH NIGHT. Her writing has been supported by Musical Theatre Factory, Loghaven, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Theater Mu, the Kurt Weill Foundation, Weston Theater Company, Tofte Lake Center, the O’Neill, the Atlanta Opera, the American Opera Project, Theater Latté Da, the Coalition of Asian American Leaders, and more.
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Nana Dakin (นานา เดกิ้น) is a queer Thai American director of new work, classics and devised performance based in NYC. Her work pursues social equity by examining the way culture is constructed and unsettling dormant biases. She is the first Thai theatre director to direct at the Royal Court Theatre in London and in NYC her work has been presented and developed at Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Soho Rep and more. Associate Director: MARY JANE (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: THE CHINESE LADY (Everyman Theatre), AGAIN (Theater Mu), EURYDICE (American Shakespeare Company). Nana is a core member of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand’s most highly awarded theatre company, of Superhero Clubhouse, a company that creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice, and the Board President of the Thai Theatre Foundation. MFA Theatre Directing: Columbia University.
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Ikumi Kuronaga is a London-based producer working across stage and screen. With her background living in Syria, Japan, the Philippines, Brazil, France, the U.S., and the U.K., she has a passion for producing culturally diverse stories for a global audience. After lead producing 10 musicals and plays at Avex Entertainment, she moved to NYC and worked at some Broadway offices including Alchemation and Jujamcyn Theaters. Ikumi also developed films and scripted tv shows at Amazon Studios and worked alongside Anne Thomopoulos, Co-Head of Legendary Global, assessing and developing international scripted TV pitches and scripts. She is currently developing and producing film, scripted tv, and musical projects for Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc. Recent producing credits: Tokyo Vice S2 starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe (Max) and A Night at the Kabuki with music by Queen and written and directed by Hideki Noda (Sadler's Wells Theatre). MFA Theatre Management and Producing at Columbia University.

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