Mitch Miyagawa is a writer and filmmaker in Whitehorse, Yukon.
His essay for Walrus, A Sorry State, was recently anthologized in the Aboriginal Healing Foundation‘s Truth and Reconciliation series. It was also part of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School, a book club edition selected by Shelagh Rogers.
As a playwright, his play The Plum Tree was widely produced in Canadian theatres, including ATP’s playRites Festival. The Plum Tree was published in 2004 by Playwrights Canada Press, and recently appeared in the anthology Love and RelAsianships. His latest play, Carnaval, was produced in 2007 by Gwaandak Theatre Adventures and Nakai Theatre, and will be published in the journal Ryga in 2012.
As a filmmaker, Mitch is the director/writer/co-producer of A Sorry State, a one-hour documentary for TVO. He previously directed and produced several short documentaries and dramas for NFB and Bravo, and co-wrote a feature script with Force Four Films. His production company is Up and Away Productions.
Mitch is represented by the Carolyn Swayze Agency. He’s also available to give keynote speeches, talks, and facilitated discussions. His most recent keynote address was to the Association of Ontario Health Communities.