Mia is honored to curate a staged play reading series in 2018 at Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago of plays written and directed by Midwest Asian Pacific Americans. She's a Guest Curator with the AA Arts Incubator at AIRMW, a 501c3 organization dedicated to fostering Asian American arts for over twenty years. The readings will be on February 12th and August 13th at Goodman Theatre. The readings at Steppenwolf Theatre are on May 21 and November TBA. Our-Perspective.com coming soon, see here for more info on this historical series.
Mia Park is a multidisciplinary artist acting, writing, playing music, producing events, teaching yoga, and volunteering in Chicago, IL. She shares her passion for discovery and self-inquiry with hope and optimism.
Mia began professionally acting in 1997 hosting the cult favorite cable access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go. Her acting career has brought her on stage, in film, on television and on the radio. Mia currently plays the recurring character Nurse Beth Cole on NBC's Chicago Med. She has advocated for Asian American representation in acting since 2006 when she co-founded A-Squared Theatre and recently began the Chicago Asian American Acting Industry Group which hosts educational workshops and organizes outings to support local Asian American actors on stage.
Mia emcees for several Korean organizations including Kan-Win, Global Poongmool Institute, Korean American Association of Chicago, Korean Bar Association, Sejong Cultural Society and the Korean Consulate.
Yoga became a passion for Mia in 2002 when she grew from teaching kickboxing to practicing yoga. Teaching since 2006, she currently leads yoga teacher trainings and a monthly restorative yoga/yoga nidra class, in addition to working with private yoga clients.
Music is Mia's fist love. She's played drums and sang in many Chicago bands and has played music for over twenty years. She originated and performs in an annual rock music fundraiser called "Covers for Cover" benefitting women's organizations. She's currently song writing and playing with an old bandmate, with plenty of indie-pop to come.
Communicating effectively is important to Mia. She writes for Yoga Chicago Magazine, Ascene Chicago, and is playwriting. Mia also consults in digital communications, assisting clients to share their message in an authentic, engaging way.
Dedicated to serving the community, Mia is a Domestic Violence Advocate and has volunteered at the domestic violence center KAN-WIN for over 20 years. She also volunteers at the Cook County Department of Correction where she's taught prenatal yoga since 2010, and runs the Chicago Asian American Acting Industry Group.
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Mia is honored to play drums in Jam Alker's rocking video, "Junkyard", seen above. Read more about Jam here.