Michelle de Joya
UCP Membership
St Paul, MN
Michelle de Joya is an AAPI Theater Artist located in the Twin Cities. Their focus is on the AAPI experience after colonization, immigration, and assimilation.

Michelle de Joya (they/them/she/her) is a Performer, Playwright, and Teaching Artist based in the Twin Cities. Their writing has received many different forms of recognition, such as: a publication from their play Filipino Cuisine in Playground Experiment’s 2021 Faces of America Monologue Anthology, a staged virtual workshop of their piece titled Lilith for Kuma Kahua Theater and Conch Shell Productions’ RESET Series for New Plays by BIPOC Artists, and a commissioned short titled Empty Orchestra for Theater Mu’s The REMIX Series. Additionally they were a member of the 2023 Exposed Brick “Through Our Eyes” Emerging Writer’s Cohort, a semi-finalist for Theater Mu's Mu Tang Clan Writing Incubator, a semi-finalist at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale for Playwriting, and are excited to be doing the upcoming ‘23-’24 Many Voices Mentorship at the Playwrights' Center. Lastly, they’ve received monetary and artistic support from many notable theaters and organizations in addition to those listed above, such as: Minnesota State Arts Board, Pangea World Theater, Penumbra Theater Company, Theater Latte Da, and more. You can keep up with an other performing and writing projects at facebook.com/dejoya.michelle