Philip Kan Gotanda is a leading American playwright and filmmaker. He is also one of the most prolific playwrights in Asian American theatre—as much of his work deals with Asian American issues and experiences.
Off-Broadway works include Yohen (West End Theatre), Ballad of Yachiyo (Martinson Hall), and Day Standing on Its Head (N.Y.C. Center Stage). Regionally produced works include Monstress and After The War (A.C.T.), Love in American Times (San Jose Repertory), #5 The Angry Red Drum and Under The Rainbow (Asian American Theater), The Wind Cries Mary, In the Dominion of Night, and The Avocado Kid, or Zen and the Art of Guacamole (East West Players), The Square (Center Theatre), Sisters Matsumoto (Seattle Repertory), Yankee Dawg You Die (InterAct Theatre), Fish Head Soup (ACT), The Wash (Studio Theatre), and Bullet Headed Birds (Pan Asian Repertory).