Denise Uyehara is an award-winning performance artist, writer and playwright whose work has been presented in U.S., London, Tokyo, Helsinki and Vancouver. A pioneering artist whose work the Los Angeles Times hails as “mastery [that] amounts to a coup de theater,” Uyehara explores gender, queer subjectivity, body and memory through interdisciplinary performance.
“Compelling… as graceful and agile on stage as she is on the page…. Uyehara is definitely one to watch.” — Los Angeles Times
“From this marvelous collection of performance chronicles, scripts, and reflections, Denise Uyehara emerges as an artist with a keen sense of the connectedness of things. “From this marvelous collection of performance chronicles, scripts, and reflections, Denise Uyehara emerges as an artist with a keen sense of the connectedness of things.” — Coco Fusco, author ofEnglish is Broken Here
“Like a Beat poet in search of America, Denise Uyehara doesn’t merely set out to be artful, she aims to set the record straight! An artist of conceptual integrity and executed brilliance, she aims for the loftier state called the body, with poetry and ritual her traveling companions. Her marriage of language to movement is both astonishing and skillful: she rarely lets us down, she lets us in.” — Luis Alfaro, Director, New Play Development, Mark Taper Forum Theatre
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Denise Uyehara will be reading with her fellow PEN Emerging Voices awardees at Skylight Books in Los Angeles