Chay Yew
Affiliated Writer
Chicago, IL

Chay Yew's plays include PORCELAIN, A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN, RED, WONDERLAND, QUESTION 27 QUESTION 28, A DISTANT SHORE 17, and VISIBLE CITIES. His other work includes adaptations, A WINTER PEOPLE (based on Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD) and Lorca's THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, a musical LONG SEASON and theatre works, VIVIEN AND THE SHADOWS, HOME: PLACES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA, and A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. His work has been produced at the Public Theater, 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, Group Theatre, Studio Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Dad's Garage, Crowded Fire, Smithsonian Institute, North Carolina Performing Arts, amongst many others. Overseas, his work has been produced by the Royal Court Theatre (London, UK), Fattore K and Napoli Teatro Festival (Naples, Italy), La Mama (Melbourne, Australia), Four Arts (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Singapore Repertory Theatre, Toy Factory, Checkpoint Theatre, TheatreWorks Singapore, to name a few. 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; he has also received grants from the McKnight Foundation, Rockeller MAP Fund, and the TCG/Pew National Residency Program. 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, and anthologized in “Staging Gay Lives,” “Take Out,” “But Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise,” “Humana Festival 2002 and 2006: The Complete Plays” and “American Political Plays After 9/11.” He is recently edited a new anthology “Version 3.0: Contemporary Asian American Plays” for TCG Publications.

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