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Artist Spotlight: "Some Oriental Shit" with Mona Moriya

Playwrights’ Corner
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New year, new series! Join The Lark's Communications & People Associate, Christopher Reyes, as he gets to know some of The Lark's community members. In this episode, Chris sits down with Gemini and former Lark Global Exchange Apprentice Mona Moriya, to talk about her work as a queer Asian-American theater artist, and her most recent obsessions.

I feel like, for myself as an artist, if one person feels like they can connect in some way, if one Asian girl feels like 'oh man, I can finally love myself just a little bit,' that's amazing to me. I think every little thing matters."
— Mona Moriya


Mona Moriya is an actor, playwright and theatermaker from Los Angeles, California. She is The Lark’s former Global Exchange Apprentice and is currently the General Management Assistant at The Playwrights Realm. Her performing credits include Flea Fridays and Serials at The Flea Theater, Lizzie StrantonThe House of Bernarda Alba, and others. Her assistant directing credits include Impossible to Love at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, A Fine Line at Manhattan Rep and The Makers Conference, directed by Kathy Najimy, starring actors Gabourey Sidibe, Amber Tamblyn, and Mary McCormack. Upcoming theater project with Glamour Magazine. BFA: Emerson College.