Katie Ka Vang
She/her/hers
McKnight Fellow in Playwriting, Affiliated Writer
St. Paul, MN
Katie Ka Vang is a playwright and theatre artist.
Biography

Katie Ka Vang is a playwright and theater artist of Hmong descent. Her work explores the complexities of community, the familial, dis-ease & survivorship, and the refugee/ immigrant/Asian American experience. Her plays and works include WTF, Hmong Bollywood, 5:1 Meaning of Freedom; 6:2 Use of Sharpening, Fast FWD Motions, In Quarantine, FINAL ROUND, and Spirit Trust. Her work has been developed and presented at Pangea World Theater, Pillsbury House Theatre, Theater Mu, Leviathan Lab, Bushwick Starr, Brown University, The Royal Court Theatre (London), The Walker Art Center, Out North Art House, and more. She's received support from The Jerome Foundation, NET, Knight Foundation, NPN, MRAC, MSAB, and Coalition of Asian American Leaders. She's a member of East West Players 2021-2022 Playwright's Group. She was a 20/21 Many Voices Fellow and is delighted to be the 22/23 McKnight Fellow at the Playwrights Center. Her first musical AGAIN with music by Melissa Li, is slated for a production in 2022/23. (Theater Mu). She’s currently working on a commission from Civic Ensemble (Ithaca, NY). She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University

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Plays

A ten minute play about healthcare.

Cast:

A solo show about a Hmong American woman's personal account of going through cancer, what healing looks like.

Cast:
by Katie Ka Vang

A one woman play based on the effects of having a refugee family while searching for a representation in popular culture-any popular culture.

Cast:
by Katie Ka Vang

the story of two young Hmong Americans finding love in unexpected places.

Cast:
by Katie Ka Vang and Toni Halleen

A ten minute play about a family working out their issues on each other during a vacation in Hawaii.

Cast:
Carolyn Hails, Colwell, Craig , Benson and Virginia Vaske

Successes

Untitled community based play will be a part of Civic Ensemble's (Ithaca, NY) 22/23 season. 

AGAIN The Musical with book and additional lyrics by Katie Ka Vang and music and lyrics by Melissa Li will be a part of Theater Mu's 22/23 season. Season announcment coming soon. 

She Doesn't Cry But Tears Keep Falling
A vibrating river installation as part of 2017 Northern Sparks Festival.

"THE GREAT DIVIDE: PLAYS FOR A BROKEN NATION" by Pillsbury House Theatre includes a play by Katie Ka Vang.