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Playwright Rick Shiomi hu ua 2015 McKnight Distinguished Artist 

Rick Shiomi
Yees duab: Lia Chang

Lub McKnight Foundation tau hu ua Minnesota playwright, director, producer, theatre artist, thiab tshuab raj Rick Shiomi ua lub 2015 McKnight Distinguished Artist, paub txog kev zoo nkauj tshaj li plaub lub xyoo. Tam sim no nyob rau hauv nws lub xyoo 18th, qhov kev hwm txhua xyoo suav nrog $ 50,000 nyiaj ntsuab thiab lees paub cov tub ntxhais kawm ntawv hauv Minnesota uas tau muab kev koom tes tseem ceeb rau lub xeev lub neej kev coj noj coj ua.

"Hais qhov dav thiab qhov tseem ceeb ntawm Rick Shiomi txoj kev xav zoo nkauj, tsis muaj ib qho kev pab cuam los ntawm kev ntsuas nws txoj kev xav," said McKnight tus thawj tswj hwm Kate Wolford. "Nws yog ntau tshaj, trailblazing, thiab txuas ntxiv zoo tshaj nws txoj kev cog lus rau kev ua yeeb yam rau Asian American theatre nyob hauv Nroog Ntxaib, thiab peb ntawm McKnight tau txais txiaj ntsig ua kev zoo siab rau nws txoj kev ua tiav nrog rau qhov kev qhuas no."

Ib tus thawj coj ntawm cov Neeg Esxias Asmesliskas ua yeeb yam pib txij li xyoo 1980 los, Rick Shiomi tau sau, tsim, lossis qhia ntau tshaj 50 plays thaum nws haujlwm. Nws yog qhov zoo tshaj plaws hu ua co-founder ntawm St. Paul's Theatre Mu, muab siab rau nqa Asian Cov suab lus Askiv mus rau theem. Shiomi nrhiav Theatre Mu nyob rau xyoo 1992 thiab tau ua tus thawj coj ntawm artistic los ntawm 1993 mus txog rau 2013. Nyob rau hauv nws cov thawj coj, Theatre mu ua Mu Performing Arts thiab loj hlob los ntawm lub lag luam me me nyob rau thaj tsam uas American Theatre American theatre twb yuav luag tsis muaj ib lub tuam txhab thoob tebchaws. (Lub koomhaum lub npe yog los ntawm Kaus-keeb-ua-neeg-hais lus Askiv rau tus neeg / tus tub / tus tub rog uas txuas lub ntuj thiab lub ntiaj teb los ntawm tsob ntoo ntawm lub neej.)

Shiomi yog tus neeg tau txais kev pabcuam ntawm Ivey Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Sally Ordway Irvine Award rau Kev Pom Kev (2007), thiab Minnesota State Council rau Cov Neeg Hluav Taws Xob Rau Cov Neeg Hluav Taws Xob (2002). Nws plays tau muab tso rau hauv qhov kev paub txog Asian American Plays rau ib tiam tshiab(Temple University Press, 2011), uas nws tau muab kho, thiab Cov Lus Teb Cov Lus Coj: Ib Xyoo ntawm Asxis American Cov Ntawv Sau Ntawv, edited by Rajini Srikanth thiab Esther Iwanaga (Rutgers University Press, 2001). Nws tau muab tso tseg nyob rau xyoo 2009 Lub Ib Hlis American Theatre Magazine, lub premier ntawv tawm tswv yim tsom mus rau American theatre.Raws li ib playwright, Shiomy cov haujlwm muaj xws li cov khoom plig winning Kev kub taub hau daj, uas tau raug tsim tawm ntawm Broadway, nyob ib ncig ntawm North America thiab nyob rau hauv Nyij Pooj; tau txais kev qhuas ntawm Bay Area Theatre Critics Award rau qhov zoo tshaj plaws ua si hauv xyoo 1982; thiab tau txais kev txheeb xyuas hauv qhov tseeb New York zaugthiab New Yorker. Lwm yam kev ua si tseem ceeb muaj xws li Npas Pob, Rosie tus Cafe, Walleye Kid, Daim npog qhov ncaujthiab Lus ntawm Drum. Raws li ib tus thawj coj nws tau ua haujlwm ntau yam nrog Mu Performing Arts, qhov twg nws cov qhab nia muaj Tuam Tsev ntawm Npau suavlos ntawm Marcus Quiniones, Nkauj ntawm Pipa(uas nws kuj tau sau), ib qho Esxias-kev tshoov siab Midsummer Night Tus npau suav, thiab David Hwang version ntawm Rodgers thiab Hammerstein tus Paj Nruag Tsum. Nws xaiv los ncaj qha cov yeeb yam los ntawm American suab paj nruas theatre canon - nrog rau Hmo Hmo Sib Xim Music, Nkag mus rau qhov Ntoo, thiab Tus huab tais thiab kuv- muab cov sijhawm tsawg tsawg thiab groundbreaking rau Neeg Esxias cov neeg ua haujlwm los ua tus cwj pwm tsis muaj feem rau lawv.

Nws ua hauj lwm tau qhia tawm hauv zos Guthrie, Intermedia Arts, Mixed Blood, Ordway, Park Square, Stages, Southern, and SteppingStone theaters, ntawm lwm tus; lub teb chaws Asmeskas American Theatre Company (San Francisco), East West Players (Los Angeles), InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia), Pan Asian Repertory (New York), thiab Theatre Esprit Asia (Denver); thiab thoob ntiaj teb ntawm Firehall Theatre hauv Vancouver thiab Haisho Theatre Company thiab Ryuzanji Theatre Company, ob leeg hauv Tokyo.

Yug thiab tsa hauv Toronto, Shiomi txoj kev xav raws li Japanese Canadian cov nuj nqis prominently hauv nws daim duab thiab lub neej. Nws niam nws txiv yog cov neeg Canadians ntawm cov neeg Nyablaj los ntawm Nyij Pooj tau yuam kev mus ua chaw nyob rau hauv lub sijhawm Tsov Rog Ntiaj Teb II; lawv cov kev paub nyob rau hauv lub yeej rog yog lub ntsiab lus muaj zog hauv ntau ntawm nws cov hauj lwm. Shiomi kawm tiav hauv University of Toronto nrog rau cov kawm tiav xyoo 1970, tau txais daim ntawv pov thawj los ntawm Simon Fraser University, thiab mus rau lub ntiaj teb, kev qhia ntawv hauv Nyij Pooj thiab Hong koob ua ntej rov qab los Canada, zaum no nyob hauv Vancouver, British Columbia. Nyob rau hauv Vancouver, nws pab txhim kho lub Powell Street Festival, tau tsim ib zaj yeeb yaj duab uas tsim los qhia cov me nyuam txog Japanese keeb kwm yav dhau los, thiab tau los ua ib tug tswv cuab ntawm Japanese Canadian Citizen's Association, uas nws pab kho Inielenable Rice: Ib tug Suav & Japanese Canadian Anthology(Suav Canadian Writers Workshop, 1973). Nws yog thaum lub sij hawm no nws tau ntsib playwrights David Henry Hwang thiab Philip Kan Gotanda, ob qho tag nrho ntawm leej twg tau ua haujlwm hauv nws txoj kev loj hlob.

Shiomi tau siv ntau lub teb chaws cov kev ua haujlwm, kev ua haujlwm, lub rooj sib tham thiab kev festivals, nrog rau kev koom tes ntawm Consortium of Asian American Theatre thiab Artists (CAATA), lub koom haum muab kev pabcuam rau Asmesliskas American theatre community, uas nws ua haujlwm nyob rau hauv board ntawm 2006 los ntawm 2014. Nws tau ua hauj lwm nyob rau hauv ntau lub xeev Minnesota State Arts Board, Theatre Communications Group thiab NEA panels thiab hauv 2014 tau txais Doris Duke nyiaj pab hauv Tsev Kawm Ntawv Thov rau Kev Ua Lag Luam los ua haujlwm nrog InterAct Theatre thiab Asian Arts Initiative los tsim Asian American theatre thiab cov neeg tuaj saib hauv Philadelphia. Ib qho tseem ceeb ntawm kev ua haujlwm zoo nkauj rau Shiomi yog Xyoo Daiko, ib pawg neeg muaj kev koom tes hauv Mu Performing Arts uas nws tau tsim xyoo 1997. Nws yog tus thawj coj ntawm Da Daiko los ntawm 2010, kev cob qhia cov neeg tsav tsheb, tsim suab paj nruag thiab kev qhia txhua xyoo hauv Minnesota. .

HAIS TXOG QHOV TSIM NYOG KOM TXHEEJ TXHEEM NTSWS

Qhov McKnight Distinguished Artist Award lees paub cov neeg uas pab tsim lub hauv paus rau Minnesota lub neej kev coj noj coj ua. Txawm tias muaj cib fim ua hauj lwm lwm qhov, lawv tau xaiv los nyob - thiab los ntawm kev nyob, lawv tau ua qhov txawv. Cov neeg tau txais txiaj ntsig zoo tshaj plaws yog tus sau phau ntawv hu ua Dominick Argento (1998), Ceramic artist Warren MacKenzie (1999), kws sau ntawv Robert Bly (2000), neeg ua yeeb yam Dale Warland (2001), Publisher Emilie Buchwald (2002), neeg pleev kob Mike Lynch (2003), Orchestra (2004), Sculptor Judy Onofrio (2005), Theatre artist Lou Bellamy (2006), Sculptor Kinji Akagawa (2007), kws sau Bill Holm (2008), Bain Boehlke ua yeeb yam (2009), Sculptor Siah Armajani (2010), ua las voos artist Ranee Ramaswamy (2011), kws sau paj huam John Caddy (2012), theatre artist Wendy Lehr (2013), thiab yeeb yam artist Sandy Spieler (2014). McKnight yuav hwm Shiomi ntawm kev txais tos tom qab xyoo no.

HAIS TXOG KEV TSIS TXAUS SIAB (McKNIGHT FOUNDATION)

Lub McKnight Foundation nrhiav kev txhim kho lub neej zoo rau lub sijhawm tam sim no thiab yav tom ntej. Founded hauv 1953 thiab nws tus kheej tau tsim los ntawm William thiab Maude McKnight, lub koom haum Minnesota tau muaj peev nyiaj kwv yees li ntawm $ 2 billion thiab tau txog $ 86 million rau xyoo 2014. Ntawm qhov tag nrho, tshaj li ntawm $ 9 lab mus txhawb cov haujlwm ua haujlwm kom tsim thiab pab txhawb cov zej zog muaj kev vibrant , vim Minnesota vam meej thaum nws cov neeg nyiam ua yeeb yam.

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