St Paul, MN

Michelle de Joya

Michelle de Joya (they/them/she/her) is a Performer, Playwright, and Teaching Artist based in the Twin Cities. Their writing has received many different forms of recognition, such as: a publication from their play Filipino Cuisine in Playground Experiment’s 2021 Faces of America Monologue Anthology, a staged virtual workshop of their piece titled Lilith for Kuma Kahua Theater and Conch Shell Productions’ RESET Series for New Plays by BIPOC Artists, and a commissioned short titled Empty Orchestra for Theater Mu’s The REMIX Series. Additionally they were a member of the 2023 Exposed Brick “Through Our Eyes” Emerging Writer’s Cohort, a semi-finalist for Theater Mu's Mu Tang Clan Writing Incubator, a semi-finalist at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale for Playwriting, and are excited to be doing the upcoming ‘23-’24 Many Voices Mentorship at the Playwrights' Center. Lastly, they’ve received monetary and artistic support from many notable theaters and organizations in addition to those listed above, such as: Minnesota State Arts Board, Pangea World Theater, Penumbra Theater Company, Theater Latte Da, and more. You can keep up with an other performing and writing projects at