Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Playwriting and Theater History

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin



Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a writer, producer, performer, and educator. Their plays include Tiger Beat (2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2021 Seven Devils Conference finalist), Harpers Ferry 2019 (2021 Kendeda Playwriting Award finalist, Alliance Theater workshop, 2022 Know Theatre production), Call Out Culture: or, the unbearable whiteness of being (2021 NADIA Amplified Currents Festival, 2019 Ars Nova’s ANTFest), and The Well-Tempered Clavier (2020 BAPF finalist.) Garvin is the recipient of six Kennedy Center awards and is a current member of The Coop’s Clusterf**k, Playground NY, and Pipeline Theater Company’s Playlab. Their plays have been developed with The Alliance Theater, Montana Repertory Theater, and College of the Holy Cross, and have been produced at New York venues including Dixon Place, the New Ohio, and Ars Nova. Garvin is a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a Brooklyn-based incubator of new interdisciplinary art, and is the Play Selection Advisor for BAPF Season 45.


Indiana University

New York University