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Aurorae Khoo
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Email: aurorae.khoo@lmu.edu

Aurorae Khoo is a playwright and television writer who has held commissions from regional theater South Coast Repertory and the Gerbode Foundation, to name a few. Her plays have been produced and developed around the country. 

A former playwright in residence at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute, her comedic take on dramatic subjects has earned her numerous awards. Nearly a million tourists at Ellis Island have attended her play series commissioned by The Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Foundation. Her work has won the Kennedy Center’s Edgar L. Stevens Award, have been produced and read at New Georges, East West Players, Playwrights Horizons through the National Young Playwrights Festival, South Coast Repertory, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Brown University, Rites & Reasons, New York University, the Provincetown Playhouse, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Tenement Museum in New York City, Theater Mu in Minneapolis, the Asian American Theater Company of San Francisco, and the Ford Theater Center in Los Angeles. 

Khoo has written for the CBS show Unforgettable, Showtime's Nurse Jackie, the USA network's In Plain Sight, and Running Wilde on Fox. She’s also had produced episodes of the CBS shows JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger. 
 
She has taught for San Diego State University, NYU Graduate Film, Singapore, USC, and Carnegie Mellon University.  Ms. Khoo earned an MFA from New York University and a BA from Brown University.  Additionally, she studied theater and language in Taiwan on an International Rotary Fellowship.