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M J Kang

M.J. (Myung-Jin) Kang was born in Korea and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was two-years-old. Her family continues to live in Toronto. In addition to acting on stage and in film and television, Kang is a successful playwright (seven of her plays have been produced) and aspiring screenwriter. In 2000 she married Canadian-born playwright/architect Oren Safdie. Kang now lives in Santa Monica, Calif.



Toronto: PUC Play Service, 2000.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from the Playwrights Guild of Canada Website)

A young Korean-Canadian woman travels to Korea to find a sense of identity for the first time since immigrating to Canada. She travels back to Canada to try and integrate what she has learned in Korea with her past in Canada.


Dreams of Blondes & Blue

Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2005.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from the Playwrights Guild of Canada Website)


Noran Bang: The Yellow Room

Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 1999, c1993.
PS8571 .A437 N67 1999

Toronto: PUC Play Service, 2001.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from the Playwrights Guild of Canada Website)

The death of a beloved grandmother (Halmonee) ignites a wave of explosive emotions within a Korean family in Canada. The “present” time is the late 1970s.


“Mother Tongue.” In Love + Relasianships: A Collection of Contemporary Asian-Canadian Drama. Volume 1, ed. Nina Lee Aquino. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009, 191-236.
PS8309 .A75 L68 2009


Publisher Playwrights Canada Press

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Profile by Anne Nothof in the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia