Feb 26, 2021
Listen in as Liz Ellis chats with Keiko Green eight years after they first met on the set of a webseries. The two Amy Award winners and BPA alums cover Keiko's acting and playwriting career before diving into craft, the theater biz, and how to go to grad school for free.
Here is a link to Keiko's play, WAD at ACT Theatre. You can follow her on Instagram or visit her website for more updates.
Keiko Green is a 2nd-year MFA Playwriting student at University of California San Diego. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to a bilingual household (Japanese and English). She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School with a focus on Experimental Theatre. Keiko lived in Seattle for six years, where she is still a Core Company Member at ACT Theatre and a former member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writers’ Group. Her play “Nadeshiko” won the Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play, as well as landing on the Honorable Mentions for the national Kilroys List. Her plays have been developed and/or produced by ACT Theatre, the Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Playwrights Realm. She was a finalist for both the Many Voices and Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights Center and the Leah Ryan Fund, as well as the Recipient of Bainbridge Island’s Amy Award. As an actor, Keiko has performed at the Denver Center of Performing Arts, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, and the National Asian American Theatre Company among others. Keiko is represented as a playwright and screenwriter by the Gersh Agency and Anonymous Content.
Liz Ellis was Director of Education at BPA until 2018, when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television. She currently works on Law & Order: Organized Crime, premiering April 1st. Liz previously interviewed Jesse Smith for this podcast.