i write plays.


Just Announced:


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.



My play in a word will receive its UK premiere this fall at the Young Vic in London.

More info here.




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


Now Playing:

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents
Cambodian Rock Band

Directed by Chay Yew
Songs by Dengue Fever, Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Serey Sothea, and Yol Aularong
With Brooke Ishibashi, Abraham Kim, Jane Lui, Joe Ngo, Daisuke Tsuji and Moses Villarama

Now through October 27, 2019
Ashland, Oregon

(This production will play in San Diego at La Jolla Playhouse – November 12 to December 15, 2019)

More info here.



InterAct Theatre presents
The Great Leap

Directed by Seth Rozin
With Richard Chan, Scott Greer, Justin Jain, and Bi Jean Ngo

Now through June 23, 2019

More info here.


Just Announced:


I’ll be in residence at Signature Theatre (New York City) as part of their Residency 5 program, which includes a commitment to produce three of my plays. The residency will kick off with a production of Cambodian Rock Band in Winter 2020.

More info here and here.


Also Announced:


I was one of this year’s recipients of the Whiting Award (more info here), as well as one of the American Academy of Arts and Letters‘s literature awards (more info here)


Cambodian Rock Band was the winner of the Steinberg/ATCA Award for best new play premiering outside of New York City. More info here.

The play was also the recipient of the LA Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award for world premiere play. Rithy Hanh and Pita Huot of the Khmer Alumni Association accepted the award on my behalf. More info here.