AILEEN KYOKO is a half Japanese and half Irish actress, playwright, director and producer based in New York City. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and lived in six cities and three countries before settling in NYC.
As a multi-ethnic artist, she is determined to tell stories that reflect the diverse world in which we live. She loves exploring the complexities of human beings and the messy and beautiful relationships we create with one another. Aileen specializes in writing naturalistic dramedies- searching for both the humor and deep emotions in this thing we call life.
In January 2018 Aileen wrote and directed a short play "Going Home" that was featured at the Playwright's Loft. In 2016 Aileen wrote, acted, produced and directed the production "Hotel Sonder" at the Off-Broadway theatre, The Davenport. In 2015 she acted and co-produced "You Don't Have to Go Home" at The Producer's Club. Aileen was also a contributor to the Project: Girl Series as an actress, writer and producer. Watch the latest short film that she wrote and acted in: Bella
Aileen's first full length play "The Year of the Solar Eclipse" premiered Summer 2018 at Teatro Latea and was very well received with several sold out shows. The 2019 reimagining of the play will go up at The Wild Project early December.
Aileen trained at the acclaimed Maggie Flanigan Studio from 2016-2018 studying the Meisner acting technique and the Williamson Movement technique.
Aileen also loves kombucha, going on three hour walks around New York and listening to the same songs on repeat.