Leah Nanako Winkler is from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington, Kentucky. Her plays include KENTUCKY (2015 Kilroys List, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Nominee, World Premiere 2016 with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Page 73, RADIO DRAMA NETWORK, Upcoming West Coast Premiere at East West Players), DEATH FOR SYDNEY BLACK (terraNova Collective, Thinking Cap Theatre in Ft. Lauderdale, FL), The Internet (Everywhere Theatre Group/Incubator Arts Project), HAPPY DANCE DANCE PRINCESS SHOW (The Brick), Double Suicide At Ueno Park!!! (35th Marathon of One-Act Plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre), and more. Her work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, New York Theatre Workshop, The Bushwick Starr, The Flea Theatre, Primary Stages, Artists at Play, and more. She was a 2013 artist in residence with the New Group/ Urban Arts Initiative and is an alumnus of Terra Nova Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwright Group and Youngblood at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her collections of short plays, “NAGORIYUKI & Other Short Plays” and “The Lowest Form of Writing”, are available on Amazon. Other publications include Nanjing University’s Stage and Screen Reviews (China, December 2014 edition), Smith and Krauss, and Sam French, where she was a winner of the 2015 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. She is an affiliated artist at New Georges and member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages. Follow her @leahnanako.
Leah Nanako Winkler