Next week we will be featuring the work of two extraordinary Berkeley grad students. Get to know them below!
Miyoko Conley is a playwright and actor. A newcomer to the Bay Area, her plays have been produced and read in the New York City area, including Untitled Fantasy, as part of (2g) Second Generation’s Jumpstart Commissions, and The Joke, which was the winner of 2g’s Free Range Festival and produced at Walking Fish Theatre in Philadelphia. While not all of her plays involve robots, she has been commissioned to write some in the past, including Interchangeable Parts and Untitled Robot Plays, a collaboration with A. Rey Pamatmat. Miyoko is also a recipient of the George A. Kernodle Award for her play Robot Arm. She holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Theatre, and an MA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Playwriting and Japanese Popular Culture. She is currently a PhD student in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, with a focus on Japanese and Korean theatre and popular culture.
Martha Herrera-Lasso is originally from Mexico City, where she studied playwriting at the national university (UNAM), and later worked as writer and developer for theater and television. She has an MA in Theatre from the University of British Columbia, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on language, performance and immigration.