Originally from San Francisco, Lauren Yee has been a MacDowell Colony fellow, a
Dramatists Guild fellow, and a member of the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. She
has been a finalist for the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Heideman Award, the
Jerome Fellowship, the PONY Fellowship, and the Wasserstein Prize. Her play Ching Chong
Chinaman was a finalist for the Princess Grace and Jane Chambers awards, and won Kumu
Kahua Theatre’s Pacific Rim Prize.
Named one of the top 10 plays by the East Bay Express and City Pages, the play has been produced at Berkeley’s Impact Theatre, Minneapolis’s Mu Performing Arts, the New York Fringe Festival, New York’s Pan Asian Rep and Seattle’s SIS Productions. Lauren is currently working on commissions for the San Francisco Bay Area’s AlterTheater (slated for production in 2011) and Mu Performing Arts (slated for production in 2012). The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the O’Neill Studio, and PlayGround have previously commissioned her work.
This summer she will attend the inaugural El Gouna Writers Residency along Egypt’s Red Sea and the Hangar Theatre Lab Company, and complete an observership at the O’Neill Conference. BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD (2012).