COLLEEN LANKI is a theatre artist based in Vancouver, Canada, where she teaches acting, and is directing and/or performing in original works and contemporary Asian plays. She has an Honours Degree in Theatre Performance from York University in Toronto, an MFA in Asian Theatre (Directing Focus) from the University of Hawaii, and has worked as an actor, director, and choreographer for over 20 years. Colleen lived in Tokyo for over six years where she studied noh with both Richard Emmert and Kita noh shite Omura Sadamu, and nihon buyoh with master dancer Fujima Yûko and currently with Fujima Shogo. She returns to Japan regularly for performances and research. Colleen founded Kee Company, a collaborative theatre group, in 1995 and the company has since produced five multilingual, collectively created works in Japan: HAHA (which toured to Australia and Canada), Hoso Michi - The Narrow Road, Facets, HOME, and Michiyuki - a Travel Song, and one in Hawaii: Bloodline. In Hawaii she also directed Ottayan by South Indian playwright K.N. Panikkar, and the English language premiere of MORAL by Japanese playwright Kisaragi Koharu, her co-translation of which was published in the Asian Theatre Journal.