Julia Izumi (she/her/hers) describes herself as “a writer, performer and educator who makes plays, musicals, theatrical nonsense, and everything in between.” She studied at Brown University. Her plays are mostly dark comedies that take place in Asian American households. She has won multiple honors and awards.
Peter James Cirino, Associate Professor, is the Performance Area Head for the School of Theatre, Television, and Film. Peter has started two theatre companies locally in San Diego. The Collective Multi-Cultural Theatre and TuYo Theatre, a Latinx commons. Peter restarted and reconfigured the Asian American Repertory Theatre. AART was invited to be in residence at La Jolla Playhouse for two productions. Peter created a curriculum for the Old Globe’s Meta Program which was implemented throughout the San Diego school system. Peter has worked Internationally in developing and touring SDSU productions to Mexico City, Vera Cruz and Oaxaca.