Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence is a writer and director based in New York City, hailing from Washington, DC and Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
She wants to see full, complicated, difficult, and beautiful renderings of blackness on stage and screen.
She wants us to see ourselves.
She understands the urgency of this task. And she knows that this making—this seeing—is always political.
Holding: A queer black love story: a play on queer black mental health, (in)visibility, tenderness, and resilience in the post-election moment
I, Too, Am Harvard: a play based on interviews with 60 black Harvard students, a viral photo campaign highlighting black students’ experiences of campus racism, an intercollegiate conference on black student activism
Black Magic: a play about queer black college students coming of age in the time of Black Lives Matter
Renegade: an art collective and magazine by and for people of color at Harvard