Velina Hasu Houston

Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Director of MFA Dramatic Writing, Head of Undergraduate Playwriting

Professor and director of dramatic writing, internationally acclaimed playwright Velina Hasu Houston specializes in Pan-Asian American feminist dramatic literature. Her plays, including the critically acclaimed Tea, have been produced at leading theatres in the United States and Japan. Also a poet and essayist, she is the editor of two anthologies of plays by Asian Americans. Her awards include two Rockefeller Foundation Playwriting Fellowships and three James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund grants.