Natsu Onoda Power


Associate Professor and Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center


Department of Performing Arts
General profile


108 Davis


Natsu Onoda Power, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Program in Theater and Performance Studies. As as a playwright, recent credits include The T Party (writer/ director, Forum Theatre, Company One Theatre), A Trip to the Moon (writer/ director/ illustrator, Synetic Theatre), Astro Boy and the God of Comics (writer/ director, The Studio Theatre; Company One Theatre; Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director in Small Theatre, 2015). Directing credits include David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face (Theatre J) and Young Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven (The Studio Theatre). Her set design has been seen at Company One, Imagination Stage, Forum Theatre, Synetic Theatre, and The Hub Theatre, among others. On Georgetown campus, she has adapted/ directed War with the Newts (adapted from Karek Capek), On the Origin of Species (adapted from Charles Darwin), The Omnivore’s Dilemma (adapted from Michael Pollan), Madness and Civilization (adapted from Michel Foucault), and other productions. Prof. Onoda Power holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and is the author of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post World War II Manga (The University Press of Mississippi, 2009).