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Kristine Haruna Lee

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Kristine Haruna Lee lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a multidisciplinary artist practicing the theories and application of directing, writing, performing and musical composition. She was born in Hong Kong, raised in Tokyo, and spent her adolescent years growing up in the suburbs of Lake Washington. Lee?s professional credits as a performer include: Taylor Mac?s The Lily's Revenge (Bride Puppet and White Rose puppet, HERE Arts Center), premiering NAATCO?s first contemporary play Leah's Train (Leah, TBG Theatre), POONARC with Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hardknocks (Dancer, Romania Tour/Danspace), Jim Neu?s Gang of Seven (Sandy, La MaMa ETC.), The Mettawee River Theater Company?s Nanabhozo (puppeteer, Tour/St. John's Cathedral), The Talking Band?s Imminence (Sophie, La MaMa ETC.) and Radnevsky's Real Magic (Voice Over, La MaMa ETC.), AOI! with The South Wing (Chorus, P.S. 122), D.O.E 2.0 with Shirotama Hitsujiya and Trista Baldwin (E, Playwrights Center Minneapolis), The Accursed Items with Andrew Dinwidie (Dancer, BAX), the workshop of Grey-Eyed Dogs with the Red Terror Squad (Sheep, Ephemeroptera), and St. Joan with Téa Alagíc (Joan of Arc, NYU Mainstage). Upcoming: Tour of D.O.E 2.0 (E, Morishita Studios Tokyo). She has also worked with Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons performing for the release of his E.P. Another World (Singer, Leonard St. Clock Tower).

She has shown her original clowning work at Fresh Ground Pepper (The Centrifuge, The 45th Street Theatre). She has premiered her original work MASTURI/FESTIVAL as a playwright/director at the Experimental Theatre Wing, NYU. As a composer she has written pieces for numerous shows, with her repertoire spanning from individual songs to musical scores that have functioned as live choirs or recorded music. She has written the graduation song for The Earth School (written and performed in 2008). As an educator, she has previously taught singing-related classes to students at Salk Middle School, The Earth School, Tompkins Square Middle School, and acting-based classes at grade schools in Accra, Ghana. She is currently part of The Patterns Project, a group of New York artists researching collaborative processes in a laboratory environment, which she is a founding member of since its inception in 2008. She received her B.F.A at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theatre Wing graduating with honors as Department of Drama Banner Bearer as well as receiving an award for Outstanding Achievement from The Experimental Theatre Wing.

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