Daria Miyeko-Marinelli


Daria Miyeko Marinelli is a Japanese-Italian playwright who writes about outcasts and underdogs trying to honor the wildness of their hearts and rewrite the cultural mythology they have inherited. Their plays include RAVENOUS, A DEPARTURE, BEAUTIFUL BLESSED CHILD, and THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED WHEN I IMAGINED A REPUBLIC.

Daria's work has been performed at Victory Gardens, Ensemble Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse's WOW Festival, The Flea, and HERE Arts Center, among others. Mx. Marinelli has developed work with SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Playwright's Realm, NNPN's MFA Playwrights Workshop and TYA/USA's New Visions New Voices at The Kennedy Center, and The New Harmony Project. Accolades include being a Finalist for The O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, a Princess Grace and Bay Area Playwrights Semi-Finalist, and a showcased writer at the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists. Daria graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magnum Cum Laude, and with Honors from Brown University and received their MFA in Playwriting as a Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

While forever a New Yorker at heart, Daria is currently based in Los Angeles.



I am fascinated by the big dreams we have and the hard decisions we make.

As a pudgy half-Japanese half-Italian figure skating playwright, I am an expert in class-passing, not quite fitting in, and wishing I weighed five pounds fewer. As a result, I often fixate on stories about class, the body, and people obsessed with change. I write for the outcasts, the underdogs, and that still 12-year old version of me that has no idea what's yet to come.



Allison Schwartz








Agent Allison Schwartz: aschwartz@paradigmagency.com



A full list of plays is available on Daria’s website: www.dariamiyekomarinelli.com.


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1, leader of a prominent Yakuza family, attempts to discern if Aya should leave the room dead or alive.

Daria Miyeko-Marinelli

Adri has been caught lying, and the truth comes tumbling out.

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Adri is a mess and wants to know the truth.

Daria Miyeko-Marinelli

Cian, a soldier recovering from war, explains how he came to be known as the “Wolf.”