Lauren Yee
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Lauren Yee (she/her/hers): Plays include Cambodian Rock Band (South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, City Theatre, Merrimack Rep) and The Great Leap (Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Arts Club, InterAct Theatre, Steppenwolf). Honors: Doris Duke Artists Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Whiting Award, Steinberg/ATCA Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters literature award, Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, Hodder Fellowship, #1 and #2 plays on 2017 Kilroys List. New Dramatists, Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab, Playwrights Realm alum. TV: Pachinko (Apple), Soundtrack (Netflix). BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.

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The world premiere of Young Americans (April 21-May 9, 2021), a co-production with Portland Center Stage, about an immigrant family embarking on a cross-country road trip will be a part of Merrimack Repertory Theatre 2020-21 Season.

Lauren Yee's The Great Leap programmed in The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's 2020-21 Season. 

Lauren Yee's play, Periods of Collapse OR Mother Russia, is in the running for the Bruntwood Prize International Award.

Lauren Yee named one of the Top 200 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2019-20 season by American Theatre. 

Affiliated Writer Lauren Yee is one of ten winners of the 2019 Whiting Award. The Whiting Foundation gives $50,000 each to ten diverse emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.