Rick is a founder of Mu Performing Arts and has been the artistic director since 1993. As a playwright and director he has been one of the leading artists in the Asian American theater movement for the past twenty years. His plays include the award winning Yellow Fever, which was produced Off Broadway in 1983, as well as Rosie’s Café, Uncle Tadao, Mask Dance and Journey of the Drum. He has over twenty plays to his credit and his work has been produced across North America, in Britain and in translation in Japan. As a director he has worked in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and extensively with Mu.
Rick is also a taiko player, a composer, and a freelance screen writer. As a director he has worked extensively with Mu and overseen the development of many new plays. He is the 2008 recipient of the Sally Ordway Irvine award for vision and recently received the 2012 Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In the News...
Minneapolis Star Tribune: www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/171179431.html?refer=y
Saint Paul Pioneer Press: www.twincities.com/entertainment/ci_21622926/ivey-awards-mus-rick-shiomi-receives-lifetime-honor
Press Release: www.muperformingarts.org/pressreleases/rick-shiomi-receives-ivey-award-for-lifetime-achievement/