Chiori Miyagawa is a NYC-based playwright. This Lingering Life had a premiere production in June at Z Space in San Francisco, directed by Jubilith Moore. This play will have a second life in NYC at HERE in September, produced by Cake Productions and directed by Cat Miller. “Love Suicides in Tsunami Country”—her non-theater-related prose debut essay written under the name Chiori Miya— is published in the Fall 2013 issue of Ecotone Journal. Parts of both the play and the creative essay were written at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. She is a faculty member of Theater & Performance program at Bard College.