Lauren Yee
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY
Biography

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. www.laurenyee.com

Agent Information

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Successes

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.

Lauren Yee's play "The Great Leap" will be presented March 6–31, 2019 as part of the American Conservatory Theatre's 2018/19 season. More info at act-sf.org

Lauren Yee's The Great Leap will run from April 25th to May 19th at The Arts Club Theatre Company. 

Affiliated writer Lauren Yee's play King of the Yees is a 2018 finalist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. The author of the winning work will receive a prize of $100,000. Read more here.

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.

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