Their dramaturgical work has been recognized at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Dramaturgy Region III Winner and National Finalist).
Devon's plays have been seen across the country with groups such as Chicago Dramatists, American Lives Theatre, Alleyway Theatre, Rude Mechanicals, Women's Theatre Festival, Digital Dramatists, Niles West High School, and his alma mater, Ball State University.
As a teacher, Devon values accessibility - learning is not a competition, and information should be available in a way understandable to all. He especially loves teaching at an early elementary level.
In her free time, you can find Devon avidly taking care of her many, many house plants, collecting funky earrings, crocheting, or participating in wild and fantastical quests with friends in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
Devon is fully vaccinated & boosted, and is very happy to be so!
Devon Hayakawa (any pronouns used with respect)
is a jack of all trades - an actor, dramaturg, playwright, director, stage manager, teacher, storyteller, and all-around nerd.
Born and raised in California, Devon grew up in a community rich with theatre, and followed their artistic dreams by graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University in Indiana.
Devon believes that the future of theatre relies on diverse representation being an expectation, not an afterthought. She also values accessibility in theatre for all, not only the affluent. Artistically, she finds magical realism, whimsical settings, queer stories, and the stories of children to be most inspiring.
Devon is currently represented as an actor by DDO Artists Agency, and has strong ties to the Chicago theatre community.
Some favorite onstage roles include: Joan in Fun Home, Kasey in Baked! The Musical (CMTF, Best Supporting Actor), Ash in The Red Line, Deb in Ordinary Days, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Multiple Roles in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, and Albert in Newsies.