JAID - Japan Artists Information Directory

Brenda Wong Aoki

Instrument/Discipline: Vocalist, Performer, Playwright

Home Address: 43 Parsons Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Home Phone: 415-221-0601

Employment: First Voice
Work Address: As above
Email 1: wongaoki@aol.com
Email 2: aokizu@firstvoice.org
Website: Aokizu.com

Do you teach? Yes

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information:

Brenda Wong Aoki creates monodramas. Her work synthesizes Japanese Noh and Kyōgen theater, Commedia Dell’arte, modern dance and everyday experience. She is acclaimed as one of America’s foremost soloists, performing in such venues as the Kennedy Center, New Victory Theater on Broadway, Hong Kong Performing Arts Center, the Adelaide Festival in Australia, the Esplanade in Singapore, the Graz Festival Austria and the Apollo. Of Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Scottish descent, Aoki’s bloodlines inspire her work, which include Obake: Tales of Spirits Past and PresentThe Queen’s GardenRandom ActsMermaid MeatTales of the Pacific RimSkin PrivilegeKuan Yin: Our Lady of Compassion, and Uncle Gunjiro’s Girlfriend.