Mia Katigbak

She // Her // Hers

[ID: Mia, an Asian American with short black hair, is wearing a black scoop-necked shirt against a light background. She stands with her arms crossed in front of her.]

New York, NY
2021 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Mia Katigbak is the artistic producing director and cofounder of the award-winning, New York–based National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), with whom she has acted extensively. In New York, Katigbak has acting credits with LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, WP, New Georges, Transport Group, and many others. Regionally, she has worked with Yale Repertory, Long Wharf, TheaterWorks (Hartford, CT), TheatreSquared (Fayetteville, AR), and Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. Her many television credits include How to Get Away With Murder (ABC), The Sinner (USA), Chicago PD (NBC), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), and The Family (ABC).

She is a TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow for Distinguished Achievement. Her many recognitions include a Drama Desk Special Award, an Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre, an NYIT Award for Artistic Achievement, a Lilly Award in Trailblazing, and an Obie for her performance in NAATCO’s Awake and Sing!

She was a founding director of the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA), serving as president of its first board. Katigbak holds a BA from Barnard College and an MA from Columbia University.

Portrait photo by Violeta Meyners.

Video excerpt from Russian Troll Farm by Sarah Gancher. Directed by Elizabeth Williamson and Jared Mezzocchi. Presented by Theater Works, TheatreSquared in association with The Civilians.

  • Artwork by Mia Katigbak
    Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts, 2018. The National Asian American Theatre Co. Photo by William P. Steele.
    [ID: Mia Katigbak, an Asian American woman with combed back shoulder-length black hair, stands on stage and gazes forward with other actors. She wears a collared black leather top under a dramatic black cape.]
  • Artwork by Mia Katigbak
    Scenes from a Marriage, 2014. New York Theatre Workshop.
    [ID: Mia Katigbak stands with one hand to her chin as she gazes concernedly. She has short, styled black hair and wears a long white shirt with rolled sleeves.]
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