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K I M I K O

Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence is a writer-director hailing from Washington, DC and Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

After working in theater in New York alongside Anna Deveare Smith, Diane Paulus, and Kerry Washington, Kimiko transitioned to television and film, writing for TV shows TWENTIES and BOOMERANG (Season 2). Her past work includes the plays Holding: A Queer Black Love Story; Black Magic; and I, Too, Am Harvard (also a viral photo campaign).

She is currently developing her debut short film JUNIOR HIGH. Kimiko devotes her work to creating full, complicated, difficult, and beautiful renderings of blackness on stage and screen.