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TIDTAYA SINUTOKE (ฑิตยา สินุธก)is an award-winning Thai musical theatre composer and writer based in New York City. Her music and writing reflect a lifelong multicultural journey and celebrate Asian/-American women and immigrant stories by combining contemporary musical theatre sound with traditional world music tonality and interweaving bilingual languages in the storytelling. Selected theatre credits: HALF THE SKY (The 5th Avenue Theatre's First Draft Commission & 20/21 Digital Season), SUNWATCHER (The Civilians R&D Group), and DEAR MR. C (The Crossroad Project's Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative). 


Tidtaya was awarded the 2017 Jonathan Larson® Grant, the 2020 Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award, the 2020 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, the 2021 International Theatermakers Award, and the 2021 Fred Ebb Award. In addition, she is a recipient of the 5th Avenue Theatre's 2018-2019 First Draft Commission, the American Opera Projects' 2021-2023 Composers & the Voice, the New Victory Theater's 2023-2024 LabWorks Artists, the 2024 McKnight Visiting Composer Residency, and the 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow.

Her works have been developed and supported by the Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Johnny Mercer Foundation, Kilroy's Honorable Mentions, Robert Rauschenberg Residency, EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence, the Kurt Weill Foundation, and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.

A proud member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, Maestra, MUSE, and Thai Theatre Foundation. BM from Berklee College of Music; MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


Photo by Wanwanat Saengthong

© 2024 by Tidtaya Sinutoke. 

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