WI-MOTO NYOKA is a writer, performer, and transmedia artist. She is the founder of Dusky Projects, creating horror/sci-fi works for young adult and adult audiences. The projects span from interdisciplinary theater to film and transmedia story worlds.
Awards and honors include: Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2012 & 2019, the Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 selected librettist, Indie Boots Theater Festival Finalist & Audience Award Honorable Mention 2015, A.R.T/New York Creative Space Grant recipient 2016, MultiStage 2017 New Works Contest Semi-Finalist, One-Eyed Rabbit Black Screenwriters Grant Semi-finalist 2020.
Official Selections include: Urban Action Showcase (2016, 2020), MeccaCon International Film Festival (2016-19), Official Latino Short Film Festival (2017-18, 20), The Art of Brooklyn (2018) Motif Film Festival (2018).
Residencies include: Tanzhaus NRW Interdisciplinary Works 2011, The Playwriting Collective Writers Group 2017, Fresh Ground Pepper Playground Playgroup 2017-18, Hartbeat Ensemble 2019, Crosstown Arts 2019.
She holds a BFA in Music Theater from the University of the Arts and an MFA for Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.