Keiko Green is a San Diego-based, bilingual screenwriter/playwright/performer and MFA Playwriting student at University of California San Diego (Class of 2022). She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to a bilingual household and writes often about the collision of cultures. This summer, she will be taking her play Exotic Deadly: or the MSG Play to the prestigious O’Neill National Playwrights Conference for further development. Keiko is a Core Company Member at ACT Theatre in Seattle and a former member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre's Writers' Group. Her plays have been developed and/or produced by ACT Theatre, the Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, and Playwrights Realm, among others. Her play Nadeshiko won Seattle’s Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play and was an Honorable Mention on the Kilroy’s List. She has been a finalist for the Neukom Playwriting Award, the Blue Ink Prize, Seven Devils Playwrights Festival, and both the Many Voices and Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights Center. As an actor, Keiko has performed at the Denver Center of Performing Arts, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, among others. Keiko's original work ranges from comedy to horror and everything in between, spinning narratives to centralize characters that are usually plot devices.
She also has a basset hound named Gus, who has quickly become her whole life. (She also has a husband. Sorry, husband.)