Kiyoko McCrae is a theater maker, filmmaker, and musician. She is currently developing Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever with Leyla McCalla, commissioned by Duke Performances. She recently co-directed Landscape with Figures with Andrew Ondrejcak for its regional premiere at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. She co-directed and co-wrote critically acclaimed immerse theater production, The Stranger Disease, with Goat in the Road Productions and produced Vessels, which is premiering at the Annenberg Center for the Arts in March 2019. She is former Managing Director of Junebug Productions where she directed Lockdown and produced Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue (NEFA NTP recipient). Her short documentary film Artist in Exile premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2018 where she also won the Audience Award for Best Louisiana Short for her film Black Back. Kiyoko has toured nationally and internationally with By and By String Band, My Graveyard Jaw, and as a solo artist, writing and performing her original music. Kiyoko received her BFA in Theatre Arts from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.