i write plays.


Just Announced:

My play Cambodian Rock Band is the winner of the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New Play. More info here.


Writing on Mixtape, a new Netflix series.


Just Closed:


Atlantic Theatre Company presents
The Great Leap
Directed by Taibi Magar

With Ali Ahn, Ned Eisenberg, Tony Aidan Vo, and BD Wong

“An exhilarating, deeply satisfying piece of work, powered by gutsy performances and full of bright, inquisitive, humorous life.”
— Sara Holdren, New York Magazine

More info here


Just Announced:


I’ll be part of the New Dramatists class of 2025!

More info here.



Just Closed:


Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of
The Great Leap

Directed by Eric Ting
Dramaturgy by Kristin Leahey

With Bob Ari, Keiko Green, Linden Tailor, and Joseph Steven Yang

The Great Leap scores with a tale of hoop dreams and hardwood diplomacy. … In a play punctuated with bluster … the final scene of “The Great Leap” asserts a quiet, beautifully unexpected power.” — Denver Post

“With some fascinating reveals toward the end, this simmering plot rolls into a strong finale while taking some poetic license with some historical detail along the way. It’s an intriguing look into the events of the time through the eyes of characters who ultimately resist being merely swept along with the tide.” — Vail Daily

Seattle Rep (Seattle, WA)
produced in association with Denver Center
March 23-April 22, 2018
More info and tix here.


Just Closed:


South Coast Rep presents the world premiere of
Cambodian Rock Band
a new play with music by Dengue Fever

Directed by Chay Yew
Music direction by Matt MacNelly
Dramaturgy by Andy Knight

With Brooke Ishibashi, Abraham Kim, Raymond Lee, Jane Lui, Joe Ngo, and Daisuke Tsuji

Part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Neary, a young Cambodian American has found evidence that could finally put away the Khmer Rouge’s chief henchman. But her work is far from done. When Dad shows up unannounced—his first return to Cambodia since fleeing 30 years ago—it’s clear this isn’t just a pleasure trip.

South Coast Rep (Orange County)
March 4-25, 2018
More info here

LA Times review (Critic’s Choice) | LA Times feature | OC Weekly feature


Just Announced:


Cambodian Rock Band will get a second turn at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, directed by Marti Lyons. More info here.

And very honored to be a finalist for two big prizes:

My play King of the Yees is a finalist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize, which awards drama inspired by American history. (More info here.)

And my play The Great Leap is a finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights writing in the English language. (More info here.)


Just Happened:


I was just named a 2018/2019 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The fellowship provides “artists and humanists in the early stages of their careers an opportunity to undertake significant new work” and includes a $81,000 stipend for the 10-month appointment.

More info here.



I was the 2017 recipient of the Kesselring Prize. David Henry Hwang presented the award to me at the National Arts Club on November 5, 2017

More info here and here.