Lauren Yee
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY

Lauren Yee’s CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND, with music by Dengue Fever, premiered at South Coast Rep, subsequent productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, City Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, and Portland Center Stage. Her play THE GREAT LEAP has been produced at the Denver Center, Seattle Repertory, Atlantic Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, and Arts Club, with future productions at InterAct Theatre, Long Wharf, and Asolo Rep. Honors include the Whiting Award, Horton Foote Prize, Kesselring Prize, Primus Prize, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton, and the #1 and #2 plays on the 2017 Kilroys List. She's a Residency 5 playwright at Signature Theatre, New Dramatists members, Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab member, and Playwrights Realm alumni playwright. TV credits: PACHINKO (Apple), SOUNDTRACK (Netflix). Current commissions include Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Second Stage, South Coast Rep. 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.