Sueko, Seema

Born in Karachi, Pakistan and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Seema Sueko now resides in San Diego. A half-Pakistani and half-Japanese Muslim American, Seema is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company (  Acting credits include work at The Old Globe, Yale Repertory, San Diego Repertory, 5th Avenue Theatre, and she is a three-time recipient of the Chicago “Jeff Citation” Award for her performances. Directing credits include work at The Old Globe and Mo`olelo. She received the KPBS Patté “McDonald Playwriting Award” and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s “Artistic and Cultural Achievement Award” for her script, and Mo`olelo’s inaugural show, remains. She was commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis to co-write Messy Utopia, which received the Ivey Award 2007, and was recently commissioned by Mixed Blood again to write a play for young audiences on the theme of Islam in America, Hijab Tube. Seema holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

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