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Andrew Saito

Andrew Saito’s play Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night was featured at The Cutting Ball Theater’s Risk Is This… New Experimental Play Festival, and will have its worled premiere production at Cutting Ball in May 2013. His work has also been featured at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Intersection for the ArtsMixed Phoenix Theatre GroupMontalvo Arts Center, the Asian American Theatre CompanyBrava Theatre, and Handful Players. He has taught playwriting in Mayan communities in Guatemala in partnership with the indigenous-rights organization Cultural Survival, and collaborated with the Andean theatre company Kusiwasi, and the legendary Peruvian theatre collective Yuyachkani. He has been a finalist for a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis and the Princess Grace Playwriting Award at New Dramatists. At the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, he was the recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Stanley Award for graduate research abroad, and the Richard Maibaum Award for Dramatic Writing. His writing has been supported by Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H grant program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. He has served as a Teaching Artist Fellow at Montalvo Arts Center, a writer-in-residence at Blue Mountain Center, and the Arts & Culture Program Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation. He recently completed eight months in Papua New Guinea on a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing. Andrew is a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights Center, and a proud member of the Playwrights Foundation’s Resident Playwrights Initiative, and Cut the Rhino, a five-member theatre collective formed by the 2011 graduating class of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.

Writing in the Woods
Essay

Writing in the Woods

The Djerassi Playwrights Initiative

24 May 2017

Andrew Saito, participant in the Djerassi Playwrights Initiative, speaks to his experience at the residency.

Why Andrew Saito, Why Cutting Ball Theater?
Essay

Why Andrew Saito, Why Cutting Ball Theater?

15 March 2016

Artistic Director Rob Melrose speaks on what drew him to Andrew Saito's work.

The Revisions of Mount Misery
Essay

The Revisions of Mount Misery

Scrabble, Jellyfish, and Immediate Rewrites

3 April 2015

Andrew Saito explores what being a resident playwright has afforded his rewriting process as he works on Mount Misery, a world where Donald Rumsfeld and Frederick Douglass coexist.