Julia Izumi is a writer and performer who makes plays, musicals, and other theatrical nonsense. Her work has been developed and presented at Manhattan Theatre Club, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Bushwick Starr, WP Theater, The COOP, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Seattle Rep, ArtsWest, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, Barn Arts Collective, BMI’s Librettists Workshop, CAATA’s National Asian-American Theatre ConFest, Rorschach Theatre, and Pork Filled Productions. Honors for her work include O’Neill Finalist and Kilroys List Honorable Mention. She received the inaugural OPC Dr. Kerry English Award, KCACTF’s Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award, Theater Masters’ Visionary Playwright Award, NY Society Library’s Emerging Women’s Artist Grant and a Puffin Artists’ Grant. She is a New Dramatists Resident and is under commission from True Love Productions, MTC/Sloan, Playwrights Horizons, and Seattle Rep 20×30. Her play REGRETFULLY, SO THE BIRDS ARE will be produced at Playwrights Horizons in Spring of 2023. MFA: Brown University.