Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro

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Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (Playwright, Walking it Off)

“These days, I love to hear the sound of other people walking with their friends or eating at outdoor restaurants, not to mention the sound of street musicians.”

Rosanna has been produced by many theaters, including the Huntington Theatre, Pan Asian Repertory (N.Y.C.), East West Players (L.A.) , Magic Theater (S.F.), La MaMa (N.Y.C.), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She wrote and narrated the documentary Japanese American Women: A Sense of Place, directed by Leita Luchetti, (the Smithsonian Institution and PBS Seattle). She was a Huntington Playwriting Fellow (2010) and MCC Artist Fellow in Playwriting (2011). Her shorter plays, have been produced in venues like the Boston Theatre Marathon, the Umbrella Stage, and Me & My Masks and anthologized by Baker’s Plays, Heinemann, Meriwether, PlaySource, Smith and Kraus, in vivo Ink, and Charta Books. A member of MUTT, a Pack of Playwrights, and the Asian American Playwright Collective, she was named to the 2020 inaugural group of 20 Cambridge Cultural Visionaries by the Cambridge Community Foundation.


Photo credit: Photo by T. Charles Erickson; courtesy of Huntington Theatre Company.