Talent Guide

Phinneas Kiyomura

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2006


A Los Angeles native, Phinneas Kiyomura graduated from California State Fullerton with a BFA in theatre and creative writing and quickly became a firmly entrenched member of Los Angeles’ theatre scene. He currently calls L.A.’s own, multi-award-winning, punk-rock Theatre of NOTE home (twelve recent mainstage productions), which LA Weekly named as one of the city’s best comedy ensembles. Kiyomura’s acting credits include the award- winning Yellow Flesh Alabaster Rose, Boiler Room , and A Mulholland Christmas Carol. In 2000, not long after graduating, Kiyomura and his co-writer were awarded 3rd place in Clasky Csupo’s TV Writing Contest. He spent the next year developing Shooting Blanks, a feature-length film he wrote, directed and co-starred in with Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds).

Kiyomura then returned to the Theater of NOTE, writing and acting in multiple productions, culminating in the highly acclaimed production of his play Lydia in Bed (the basis of Beds and Graves), which Variety called “an impressively original voice.”

Lydia garnered two LA Weekly nominations and requests from such prestigious theatres as 2nd Stage NY , Manhattan Theatre Club, and Vulcan Productions (producers of the incendiary Sundance fave, Hard Candy).

Current Project



In this fractured narrative that blurs past with present, a young woman finds herself trapped in a web of sex and deceit with a young man and his father.