I-Chia Chiu is a M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. in English from National Chengchi University. In her home country of Taiwan, she developed plays as a producer, director and playwright with Stumbling Ostrich, a theatre group she helped found in Taiwan. Her recent projects include Collective Trance (after she stopped eating bananas), produced in Taipei Fringe Festival in 2015 and Waterfowl Paradise, produced in 2016 and with this play, Chiu was selected for the New Artists Funding Program by The Ministry of Culture in Taiwan.