Mitch Miyagawa is a filmmaker and writer known for his 2012 documentary A Sorry State. A Sorry State won the Writers’ Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for Documentary in 2013. It was commissioned by TVO and Knowledge Network. His play The Plum Tree was produced several times across western Canada, as well as a public reading at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2004. He also wrote the play Carnaval, produced by Gwaandak / Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse, and was a finalist for National and Western Magazine Awards for Essay. He currently works as a Nonviolent Communication facilitator and trainer.