About Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a playwright, producer, and performer who hails from Mountain View, California by way of Brooklyn. She received her M.F.A. in playwriting from Indiana University in 2020. 

Kaela is a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing queer art. Kaela's plays have included New York productions at Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Tom Noon's Paradise Factory, the Secret Theater, and the New Ohio; she has performed at LaMama, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, the Duplex, and other New York venues. Her play Butter Knife recently received three awards from the Kennedy Center: co-winner of the Mark Twain Comic Playwriting Prize, the second place Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award, and a distinguished achievement Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. BFA, NYU. www.kaelameishinggarvin.com

At IU: workshop productions of The Ladies' Room and High School Coven; readings of The Well-Tempered Clavier and Butter Knife; Calpurnia in Julius Caesar; variety production Consciousness/Power

Recent Credits

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Playwright, Tiger Beat

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Playwright (Haus of Mirth)

The Well-Tempered Clavier

Independent Project — Playwright / Director

Julius Caesar

IU Theatre — Calpurnia