Mia Katigbak Awarded Distinguished Achievement Fellowship from The William & Eva Fox Foundation and TCG.

Mia Katigbak

Ma-Yi Theater offers heartfelt congratulations and continued success to Mia Katigbak, recipient of the Distingushed Achievement Fellowship from The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG). This award supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work with grants that allow them to pursue continued growth and sustain the longevity of their careers and to adapt to physical changes in casting and as an actor later in their career.

Recently appearing in Ma-Yi’s rock music adaptation, Peer Gynt and The Norwegian Hapa Band as Ose (Peers mother) and other singing and musical roles in the recently opened play, our patrons will remember Mia’s many key roles in Ma-Yi productions, including House Rules, American Hwangap, Watcher, Last of the Suns, Middle Finger and Flipzoids.

Mia’s Fox/TCG Fellowship award grant will fund a series of intergenerational master classes at Ma-Yi Theater with a small group of advanced-level Asian American actors doing text analysis and scene work, working on a diverse repertory that will include classic and new plays that Ma-Yi and NAATCO continue to develop and produce.

Mia is a co-founder and artistic producing director of the award-winning company NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) and founding director of CAATA (Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists). In addition to her many contributions to Ma-Yi productions, Mia is the 2016 recipient of the Lilly Award for Trailblazing, an Obie Award for Performance, the Lucille Lortel Award through League of Professional Theatre Women, and a Charles Bowden Actor. Her recent New York appearances include, Dear Elizabeth (Women’s Project); Awake and Sing! (NAATCO, Obie Award); Scenes From a Marriage (NYTW); I’ll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr). Mia received her BA from Barnard College and her MA at Columbia University.

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