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Natsu Onoda Power

Department of Performing Arts


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Natsu Onoda Power is an associate professor in Georgetown's Program in Theater and Performance Studies, where she has taught since 2005, including one class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. As a playwright, her recent credits include The T Party, A Trip to the Moon, and Astro Boy and the God of Comics, for which she won the 2015 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director in Small Theatre. Directing credits include David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face and Young Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven. Her set design has been seen at Company One, Imagination Stage, Forum Theatre, Synetic Theatre, and the Hub Theatre, among others. At Georgetown she has adapted/directed War with the Newts, On the Origin of Species, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Madness and Civilization, and others. She is the author of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post World War II Manga (2009). Onoda Power holds a Ph.D. in performance studies from Northwestern University.

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