Brenda Wong Aoki is a writer, performer and recording artist. Weaving together Japanese Noh and Kyogen theater, dance and everyday life experience her plays have been produced in the U.S. Japan, China, Singapore, Australia and Austria. She has been awarded National Endowment Theater Fellowships, Drama-logue Awards, INDIE awards for Best Spoken Word recordings, a Critics’ Circle Award, and continued ASCAP Innovation Awards for new libretto. She is the first nationally recognized Asian Pacific Storyteller in the nation (NSN Circle of Excellence Award 2014). She is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) at Stanford University and continues to teach and perform internationally.

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