Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin (they/she) is a writer, educator, and new work advocate. Plays include Call Out Culture (2022 O’Neill NPC Finalist, 2021 NADIA Festival, 2019 Ars Nova’s ANTFest), High School Coven (2023 Strand Theatre production, 2017 Corkscrew Festival), Harpers Ferry 2019 (2022 Know Theatre of Cincinnati production, 2021 Kendeda finalist), and Tiger Beat (2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2021 Seven Devils finalist). Kaela’s received six Kennedy Center awards and developed work with Breaking the Binary, the Alliance Theater, the Coop’s Clusterf*ck, and Pipeline Theater Company’s Playlab. Commissions include work with Yangtze Rep (Project YZ), EST/Sloan, Montana Repertory Theater, and College of the Holy Cross. They have taught playwriting at Indiana University, Cornish College of the Arts, and Freehold Theater, and they’re a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based incubator of new interdisciplinary art. They currently work as Programming Associate at the Tank and as Literary Manager for Luna Stage. www.kaelameishinggarvin.com


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