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Lauren was born and raised in San Francisco and currently lives in New York City. Her plays include CHING CHONG CHINAMAN (Pan Asian, Mu Performing Arts, SIS Productions, Impact Theatre), CREVICE (Impact), THE HATMAKER’S WIFE (The Playwrights Realm, The Hub, Moxie Theatre, AlterTheater, PlayPenn), HOOKMAN (Encore Theatre, Company One), IN A WORD (SF Playhouse, Cleveland Public, upcoming at Strawdog and Mo'olelo), KING OF THE YEES (The Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival), SAMSARA (Victory Gardens, O'Neill Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival), and THE TIGER AMONG US (MAP Fund, Mu, Lark Playwrights Week). Her work has been developed at Lincoln Center/LCT3, The Goodman, The Public, Second Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Centerstage, 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 The Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright. Her plays have been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the L. Arnold Weissberger Award, and the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Award. She is a Ma-Yi Writers' Lab member and Playwrights' Center Core Writer. Lauren is under commission from the Denver Center, the Goodman Theatre, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Mixed Blood, and South Coast Rep. BA: Yale. MFA: UCSD.
Samuel French Titles by Lauren Yee
- Beyond the Ingénue: Top 20 Roles for Leading Ladies
- An Exploration of Playwright Audrey Cefaly’s Work
- Shining The Light: How One Teacher Brought The Ghostlight Project To His High School
- A Musical Classic Gets a Bold New Staging in San Antonio
- Beautiful: The Multi-Generational Draw of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
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