Mieko Ouchi is a Canadian actor, writer, and director who works in both theatre and film and TV. Her plays have been produced across Canada and the U.S. and have been finalists for the 4 Play Reading Series at The Old Vic in London, the Governor General’s Award for Drama, the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award and the City of Edmonton Book Prize, winning the Carol Bolt Award and have been translated into French, Japanese, Czech and Russian. Her award winning documentary, narrative and experimental films have played over 30 festivals including TIFF, VIFF and many Asian American/Canadian festivals. They have aired in Canada and internationally. She is also an award winning actor and freelance director and dramaturg and much sought after teacher. Mieko’s work spans everything from work for young audiences to large scale adult work, often exploring issues around diversity and the artist’s process and involves a mixing of the techniques, vocabulary and imagery of theatre and film.