i write plays.


Now Playing:


Single Carrot’s acclaimed production of Samsara is in its final week of performances.

“[A] stylish production from Single Carrot Theatre of Lauren Yee’s provocative comedy Samsara. … There’s a beguiling quality to much of the writing, a kinetic pull from the constant back and forth of perspectives. By the end of the 90-minute play — an end that proves quite substantive and subtly affecting — a lot of ground has been covered, a lot of questions raised.” — Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

“★★★★★: Yee’s play is profoundly astonishing and leaves the mind spinning in a pleasant blur of experiences and provocative questions. … This is a rare gem of a theatrical production, fluently cohesive and emotionally articulate with striking performances contained within, a must-see this 2017 calendar year.” — Amanda N. Gunther, Theatre Bloom

“[A] fast-paced, comic-laced emotional story with a high energy cast. … Treat yourself to Samsara, an innovative show that explores the underbelly of surrogate pregnancies and couples that they aim to make happy.”— Jenna Jones, DC Metro Arts Guide

Samsara is hilarious and heart-wrenching. Single Carrot Theatre has pulled it off again. … [T]his company can make even the most traumatic of situations light-hearted and exceptionally entertaining.” — Raychel Harvey-Jones, MD Theatre Guide


Up Next:


My new commissioned play Manford From Half Court, or The Great Leap will be workshopped as part of Denver Center’s New Play Summit in February!

Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody
Dramaturgy by Kristin Leahey
With Francis Jue, Brian Keane, Kevin Lin, and Jo Mei

More info here.



King of the Yees will have its Seattle premiere at ACT Theatre!



Just announced:


… is coming to the West Coast as part of a Goodman Theatre/Center Theatre Group co-production at the Kirk Douglas!

Performances July 9-Aug 6, 2017

More info here and here.



I’ll be one of four playwrights working on new commissions for Portland Center Stage‘s Northwest Stories program.

More info here.



King of the Yees will be back at the Goodman Theatre as part of a very killer 2016/17 season, once again directed by Joshua Kahan Brody!

The show starts March 31, 2017.

More info here.