In Uncategorized on May 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm
My favorite folks at Impact Theatre just announced their 2011/12 season, which includes my PlayGround commissioned piece Crevice, directed by the insanely talented Desdemona Chiang.
Here’s the write-up from Stark Insider:
Berkeley’s Impact Theatre today announced its 2011–12 “not-so-sweet” sixteenth season, featuring a piquant slate of two Bay Area premieres, an action-packed classic, and a world premiere play by Bay Area rising star Lauren Yee, who penned Impact’s monster hitChing Chong Chinaman.
“I wanted a season of new plays that were truly unique, in addition to a challenging classic,” says Artistic Director Melissa Hillman. “Each play breaks new ground in its own way.” Each premiere is by a playwright under 35.
Impact closes the season with the world premiere of local rising star Lauren Yee’s Crevice, directed by Impact Associate Artistic Director Desdemona Chiang (who also directed Yee’s Ching Chong Chinaman in 2008). Unemployed, overambitious, and verging on 30, siblings Liz and Rob vow to build themselves brighter futures. Now if they only knew what that meant. But late one night, they discover something that may just give them the direction they need to finally grow up. “We were proud to be the company to give Lauren her full-length professional debut with Ching Chong Chinaman, and we’re ecstatic to have her back,” says Hillman. “Des and Lauren are a powerhouse together.” Crevice—which features longtime Impact favorite Marissa Keltie and which is partially funded by a grant from PlayGround, where the play originated as a short—opens in May 2012.
You can read the full article here.
In Uncategorized on May 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm
This year’s PlayPenn lineup has just been announced:
AMERICAN WEE-PIE by Lisa Dillman
SLIP/SHOT by Jacqueline Goldfinger
NERINE by Brian Quirk
ANOTHER GIRL by John Yearley
A MAN, HIS WIFE, AND HIS HAT by Lauren Yee
THE ELECTRIC BABY by Stefanie Zadravec
The conference runs from July 7-24 in Philadelphia. More info will be posted here.
In Uncategorized on July 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Back from Egypt and a nice weekend in New Haven. Currently observing at the O’Neill Theatre Conference up in Connecticut, before I head to New York for the Samuel French OOB Short Play Fest and Ithaca for the Hangar Lab. (Lots of traveling this month.)
And in other news, I got a MAP Fund grant for a new project with Mu Performing Arts. Which means I get to take more awesome field trips to the Twin Cities.
In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm
Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Rep
March 19-April 11, 2010
New York City
(Get tickets here)
Learn more on:
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Ching Chong Chinaman at SIS Productions
March 26-April 24, 2010
(Get tickets here)
Learn more on:
Northwest Asian Weekly
Seattle Chinese Times
Seattle Gay News
In Uncategorized on February 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Of a bunch of Asians…
Graphic for upcoming Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Rep with the cast!
In Uncategorized on February 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm
1. Casting for Pan Asian Rep’s Ching Chong Chinaman finalized! (See here.)
2. And tickets are on sale here
3. Tickets to CCC at SIS Productions go on sale Feb 1
4. See what the Wong family is up to on Twitter (the Seattle version)
5. Currently at work on my new play for UCSD’s Baldwin New Play Festival in April
6. Just got back from Theater Masters in amazing, gorgeous Aspen, where I basically marveled at snow for the weekend.
In Uncategorized on January 30, 2010 at 3:23 am
Tickets for Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Rep are up. Yay. Buy.
Ching Chong Chinaman
A new comedy by Lauren Yee
Directed by May Adrales
March 19 – April 11, 2010
at the West End Theater
263 W 86th Street
(Broadway and West End Avenue)
Tue – Sat 7:30pm; Sat – Sun 3:00pm
(No evening performance on Tue March 23)
Tickets $45, Seniors/Industry $35,
Purchase Tickets, or call 212-352-3101
Opening Night $75, with post-show party:
Wed March 24, 2010 at 7:30
School matinees $12, with study guide and post-show discussion
March 19, 23, 24, 31 and April 8 at 11:00am
For group tickets, Opening Night or school matinees, call the Pan Asian Rep office: 212-868-4030
Starring James Chen, Fay Ann Lee, Jennifer Lim, Angela Lin, Ron Nakahara, and Jon Norman Schneider
In Uncategorized on November 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Just got the Theatre Bay Area New Works Fund commission. (Yay.) Which also means that I’ll be developing a new play with AlterTheater for 2011. Which also means I need to start thinking and writing. (Oy.)
In other news, following my first quarter at UCSD, I’ll be heading to New York in December for a reading at Desipina and then at Pan Asian Rep. (Come find me there!)
In Uncategorized on October 21, 2009 at 12:16 am
One month later, I have settled nicely into UCSD life. I now bemoan “low 70s?!” weather, but at the same time, I still manage sans car and bike, so in a way, nothing ever changes.
Nothing else on the Lauren front, except for writing and writing, though if you’re in Chicago or New York soon, you could catch this or this.
Visit my brother’s flickr. He is funnier than me and also apparently better at blogging.
In Uncategorized on September 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm
After fifteen months of unstructured, run-around-the-country-ness, I start my MFA program in playwriting at UCSD next week. Which of course means not only a regular schedule but also a regular place to be in for the next three years.
But first, a look back on some of the places I’ve been since June 2008:
New York Mills, MN
And soon enough, San Diego…