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Now Closed:

Signature Theatre Cambodian Rock Band By Lauren Yee Directed By  Chay Yew Songs By Dengue Fever

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the New York run of Cambodian Rock Band. We’re grateful for your support and wish you all the best.

Signature Theatre presents
Cambodian Rock Band

Directed by Chay Yew
Songs by Dengue Fever, Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Serey Sothea, and Yol Aularong
With Francis Jue, Abraham Kim, Jane Lui, Joe Ngo, Courtney Reed, and Moses Villarama

New York City

More info here.

Read about the show on Rolling Stone | TheaterMania


Just Announced:


Along with Jackie Sibblies Drury, I am one of the 2019 Steinberg Playwright Award winners, a prize that comes with $50,000.

More info here.



I am the second most-produced playwright in the country for the 2019/20 season, as per American Theatre Magazine. The Great Leap and Cambodian Rock Band also top the list of top 10 most produced plays in the country.

More here, here, and here.



I am one of six Doris Duke Artists for 2019 for outstanding contribution to theater. The award comes with a prize of $275,000.

More info here and here.


Just Finished:


Writing on Pachinko for Apple, based on Min Jin Lee’s novel