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Mitch Miyagawa

Mitch Miyagawa is a native of Edmonton, Alberta. He lived in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory where he served a number of years ago as Playwright-in-Residence at the Nakai Theatre. He has worked as an educator and an environmental planner and has written stories in addition to plays. His award winning documentary, A Sorry State (2012) about government apologies was commissioned by TVO and Knowledge Network. Miyagawa became a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication in 2014. He now lives on Gabriola Island, BC.


The Plum Tree

Toronto, Ont.: Playwrights Canada Press, 2004.

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

Family histories collide in this thoughtful and tender drama as a young Japanese-Canadian man and a German-Canadian widow struggle for ownership, justice and harmony in the country that belongs to all of us and, at times, none of us.


“The Plum Tree.” In Love + Relasianships: A Collection of Contemporary Asian-Canadian Drama. Volume 1, ed. Nina Lee Aquino. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009, 237-279.
PS8309 .A75 L68 2009


Mitch Miyagawa personal website

Biography from the Japanese Canadian Artists Directory

Publisher Playwrights Canada Press

Production archive for Miyagawa’s “Carnaval” from the Gwaandak Theatre Adventures website (2007)

Playwrights Guild of Canada