Kyoung H. Park was born in Santiago, Chile and is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the United States. As Artistic Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, he writes and directs devised theater by collaborating with artists, non-artists, and local communities to rigorously explore sources of violence, transforming personal and communal experiences of oppression into peace messages made public through performance. Kyoung is author of DISORIENTED (“Kyoung’s most intensely personal play”—American Theatre Magazine), TALA (“an epic tale of the historical, hysterical, and personal” — New York Theater Review), PILLOWTALK (“very much of this moment”—The New York Times) and many short plays including Mina, which is published in Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas by Duke University Press.

Kyoung has been a resident artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, BRIC Arts Media, Performance Project @ University Settlement, and is a member of the Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab, NYTW Usual Suspect, and co-founder of The Sol Project. He is recipient of numerous fellowships including the 2018-2020 APAP Leadership Fellowship, 2017 Creative Mellon Fellowship, 2015-2017 Field Leadership Fund Fellowship, 2014 Target Margin Theater Inst. for Theater-Making Fellowship, 2009-2011 Columbia University Dean’s Fellowship, and was a 2010 UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate. Kyoung has received grants from the Arvon Foundation (UK), GK Foundation (South Korea), Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, TCG Global Connections, and has been a grant panelist for the NEA, TCG, and ART/NY. Kyoung currently serves in the Dramatist Guild’s Devised Theater Committee and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.

Kyoung lives in Brooklyn, New York with his husband, Daniel Lim, and continues his self-education in Buddhism, having made his refuge vows with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India.