Lauren Yee Discussion and Signing

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lauren Yee is a playwright born and raised in San Francisco. She currently lives in New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and her MFA in playwriting from UCSD, where she studied under Naomi Iizuka.

Lauren Yee’s play KING OF THE YEES premiered at The Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group, followed by productions at ACT Theatre and Canada’s National Arts Centre. This season, her work includes THE GREAT LEAP (Denver Center, Seattle Rep, and Atlantic Theatre Company) and CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (South Coast Rep). Other plays include CHING CHONG CHINAMAN (Pan Asian, Mu Performing Arts), THE HATMAKER’S WIFE (Playwrights Realm, Moxie, PlayPenn), HOOKMAN (Encore, Company One), IN A WORD (SF Playhouse, Cleveland Public, Strawdog), SAMSARA (Victory Gardens, O’Neill Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival), and THE TIGER AMONG US (MAP Fund, Mu).

She was a Dramatists Guild fellow, a MacDowell fellow, a MAP Fund grantee, a member of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, the Shank playwright-in-residence at Second Stage Theatre, a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer, and the Page One resident playwright at Playwrights Realm.

She is the winner of the Kesselring Prize and the Francesca Primus Prize. She has been a finalist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the ATCA/Steinberg Award, the Jerome Fellowship, the PONY Fellowship, the Princess Grace Award, the Sundance Theatre Lab, the Wasserstein Prize. 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. Her work is published by Samuel French.

Lauren is a member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab and will be a 2018/2019 Hodder fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. She is currently under commission from the Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3, Mixed Blood Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and Trinity Rep.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Arthur Seelen Theatre
250 West 40th Street
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ISBN: 9780573698545
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - January 26th, 2011

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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - December 31st, 2014

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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - March 1st, 2016

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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - April 18th, 2016