Kyoung H. Park was born in Santiago, Chile and is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the United States. For over a decade, he worked internationally in Chile, Brazil, England, South Korea and India, searching for contemporary theatrical models to integrate his passion for peace studies and playwriting, before founding Kyoung’s Pacific Beat—a peacemaking theater company. Kyoung is author of "Sex and Hunger," "disOriented," "Walkabout Yeolha," "Tala," "Pillowtalk" and many short plays including "Mina," which is published in "Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas" by Duke University Press.
Kyoung is proud member of the Ma-Yi Theater Writer’s Lab, Soho Theatre’s Writer’s Hub (London), New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect, alum of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, and was Writer-in-Residence at Sanskriti Pratisthan (New Delhi), Vermont Studio Center, Performance Project @ University Settlement, BRIC Arts Media Center, and Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (Santiago, Chile). Kyoung is recipient of a commission from Mixed Blood Theater Company (Minneapolis), Edward Albee Playwriting Fellowship, Theater of the Oppressed International Exchange Fellowship (Rio de Janeiro), Target Margin Theater’s Institute for Collaborative Theater-Making fellowship, Field Leadership Fund Fellowship, grants from the Arvon Foundation (London), TCG Global Connections–On the Road Program, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects grant, GK Foundation (South Korea), and was named a 2010 UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate (Paris).
Kyoung serves in The Dramatist Guild’s Devised Theater Committee, Performance Project @ University Settlement Advisory Board and Indie Theater Fund. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his husband, Daniel Lim, and continues his self-education in Buddhism, having made his refuge vows with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India.