Rick Shiomi

Rick Shiomi is a founder of Mu Performing Arts and has been the artistic director since 1993. As a playwright, his plays include the award-winning Off-Broadway play Yellow Fever as well as Play Ball, Rosie’s Cafe, Mask Dance, and Journey of the Drum. As a director he has worked extensively with Mu and overseen the development of many new plays. He is the 2012 recipient of the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Life after Mu


Our look at transitions in local theater continues as outgoing Mu Performing Arts Artistic Director Rick Shiomi looks to his freelance future.

Mu Performing Arts looks forward


Outgoing Artistic Director Rick Shiomi looks back on 20 years of Asian American performing arts and ahead to many more.

Surviving the crisis


How does Mu Performing Arts plan to stay the course during this financial crisis?

Surviving in Minnesota


How has Minnesota welcomed Asian-American artists? How does Mu Performing Arts intend to survive and prosper in this crisis?