Instrument/Discipline: Vocalist, Performer, Playwright
Do you teach? Yes
Do you perform? Yes
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 Present, The Queen’s Garden, Random Acts, Mermaid Meat, Tales of the Pacific Rim, Skin Privilege, Kuan Yin: Our Lady of Compassion, and Uncle Gunjiro’s Girlfriend.