Miyoko Conley in the Bay Area Playwright's Festival

29 May, 2021

Miyoko Conley in the Bay Area Playwright's Festival

Human Museum, a play by BCNM's Miyoko Conley, will be featured in the 44th Bay Area Playwrights Festival! Human Museum follows a group of robots who, after the extinction of humans, are running a museum dedicated to the artifacts of human life—until an unexpected radio call changes everything they knew about the final days of humanity. Human Museum was included in the Festival with encouragement from the Bay Area Literary Council. The Festival will run virtually from July 16-25, and tickets will be avaliable on sliding scale beginning June 15. The Bay Area Playwrights Festival reaches international audiences annually, with past viewers coming from Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, and Russia.

Miyoko just graduated this past May 2021 with a PhD in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in New Media, and she researches transnational media, fan cultures, and affective technologies, with a focus on Japanese and South Korean popular culture. More broadly, she writes about the intersections of theatre and popular culture, and examines how media phenomenon impact traditional theatre spaces, as well as theatricality in online spaces. Along with playwriting, Miyoko is a performer, and her work engages with what it means to perform with technology.

To learn more about the Festival, click here.