Aimy Tien

Storyteller. Artist. Performer.

Aimy Tien (she/they) is a Colorado transplant who fell into storytelling due to a combination of an irrational childhood fear of lions, a Val Kilmer film, and an overactive imagination. Now a Chicago-based performer, writer, and producer, Aimy focuses on bringing the stories of people of color and marginalized groups to the page, stage, and screen. They are a proud company member of 2nd Story and the Co-Director of Operations of Women of the Now, a womxn-run film collective. She makes art with Free Street Theater, About Face Theatre, Pride Films and Plays, Collaboraction, and other Chicago-based organizations.

They received a creative writing fellowship from the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, and her collection, Mosaic, was one of the top entries for the Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award. Previous work can be found in The Manifest-Station, WirehouseCo, The WheelThe Character Project, and other publications.

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