May Lee-Yang
Affiliated Writer
Saint Paul, MN

May Lee-Yang is a playwright, poet, prose writer, and performance artist. Her theater-based works have been presented at Mu Performing Arts, the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), Out North Theater, the 2011 National Asian American Theater Festival, the MN Fringe Festival and others. Her works includeConfessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman and Ten Reasons Why I’d Be a Bad Porn Star.  She has received grants from the Bush Leadership Fellowship, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Performance Network, the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residency Award, the Playwrights' Center, and the Loft Literary Center.   


This summer, TEDx Minneapolis asked me to speak about my work as a theater artist.  My talk "It's okay not to be the center of the universe" can be found at