Chay Yew
Affiliated Writer
Chicago, IL
Biography

Chay Yew's plays include Porcelain, A Language of Their Own, Red, A Beautiful Country, Wonderland, Question 27 Question 28, A Distant Shore, 17 andVisible Cities. His other work includes adaptations, A Winter People (based on Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard) and Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, and a musical, Long Season. His performance works includeVivien and Her Shadows and Home: Places Between Asia and America. His work has been produced at the Public Theater, Royal Court Theatre (London), Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Theatre Club, Long Wharf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Intiman Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Portland Center Stage, East West Players, Dallas Theatre Center, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, North Carolina Performing Arts, amongst other theatres. Overseas, his work has been produced by Fattore K and Napoli Teatro Festival (Naples, Italy), La Mama (Melbourne, Australia), Shanghai Dramatic Arts (Shanghai), Four Arts (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Singapore Repertory Theatre, Toy Factory, Checkpoint Theatre and TheatreWorks Singapore. He is also the recipient of the London Fringe Award for Best Playwright and Best Play, George and Elisabeth Marton Playwriting Award, GLAAD Media Award, Asian Pacific Gays and Friends’ Community Visibility Award, Made in America Award, AEA/SAG/AFTRA 2004 Diversity Honor, and Robert Chesley Award. His plays The Hyphenated American Plays and Porcelain and A Language of Their Own are published by Grove Press; the latter was nominated for a Lamda Literary Award. He recently edited a new anthology Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays for TCG Publications. An Obie Award-winning director, Chay Yew is also an alumnus of New Dramatists and the artistic director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.