Lauren Yee's play KING OF THE YEES will premiere at the Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group in 2017. Other plays include CHING CHONG CHINAMAN (Pan Asian, Mu Performing Arts, SIS Productions, Impact Theatre), CREVICE (Impact), THE HATMAKER'S WIFE (Playwrights Realm, The Hub, Moxie Theatre, AlterTheater, PlayPenn), HOOKMAN (Encore Theatre, Company One), IN A WORD (SF Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, Strawdog, The Hub), SAMSARA (Victory Gardens, Chance Theatre, O'Neill Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival), and THE TIGER AMONG US (MAP Fund, Mu). Her work has also been developed at Lincoln Center/LCT3, The Public Theatre, Second Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Kitchen Dog, the Magic Theatre, and others. Former Dramatists Guild fellow, MacDowell Colony fellow, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group member, Women's Project Lab playwright, Second Stage Shank playwright-in-residence, and Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright. Her play SAMSARA has been a nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Her play THE HATMAKER'S WIFE was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for the John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright. She is currently a member of the Ma-Yi Writers' Lab and a Playwrights' Center Core Writer. Lauren is also under commission from the Denver Center, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Mixed Blood, Portland Center Stage, South Coast Rep, and Trinity Rep. BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD. www.laurenyee.com
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Core Writer Lauren Yee won the National Arts Club's 2017 Kesselring Prize, an award for emerging playwrights. She will receive a two-week residency at the club, as well as a $25,000 cash prize.
The Great Leap by Lauren Yee will be included in The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-2018 season.
Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees (Sept. 8-Oct. 1, 2017), an autobiographical look at the playwright’s father Larry and his complicated legacy in San Francisco’s Chinatown, will be performed at ACT in Seattle.