Baryshnikov Arts Center

Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Kyoung Park

Kyoung H. Park (NYC) rigorously explores sources of violence and engages with local communities to develop an empathetic understanding of underrepresented perspectives. His intimate two-character drama PILLOWTALK examines the evolving values of gay marriage in the time of #BlackLivesMatter.

BAC Space Resident Artist


Artist Bio
Kyoung Park

Kyoung Park

Kyoung H. Park was born in Santiago, Chile and is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the United States. He is author of Sex and Hunger, disOriented, Walkabout Yeolha, Tala, Pillowtalk, and many short plays including Mina, which is published in Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas by Duke University Press.

For over a decade, Park has worked internationally in Brazil, Chile, England, India, and South Korea in search of contemporary theatrical models that integrate his passion for peace studies and playwriting. Park writes and directs his own work as Artistic Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, a peacemaking theater company.

Park is currently a 2016-2017 Field Leadership Fund Fellow and recipient of an Edward Albee Playwriting Fellowship, Theater of the Oppressed International Exchange Fellowship, Target Margin Theater’s Institute for Collaborative Theater-Making Fellowship, grants from the Arvon Foundation, GK Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, TCG Global Connections Grant, Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects grant, and was named a 2010 UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate.

Park is co-founder of The Sol Project, serves volunteer positions in The Dramatist Guild’s Devised Theater Committee, Performance Project @ University Settlement Advisory Board, Indie Theater Fund, and he is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theater Writer's Lab, Soho Theatre's Writer's Hub (London), New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect, and is alum of EST Youngblood. Park lives in Brooklyn with his husband, while continuing his self-education in Buddhism, following his refuge vows with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. MFA: Playwriting (Columbia University, Dean's Fellow.)

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