Lauren Yee

Lauren Yee, Playwright

Representative Plays:

Cambodian Rock Band (2018)
The Great Leap (2018)


Lauren Yee is a playwright born and raised in San Francisco. She lives in New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her MFA in playwriting from UCSD. Lauren’s work includes King of the YeesThe Great LeapCambodian Rock BandChing Chong ChinamanThe Hatmaker’s Wife, and others. She has been a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, and a MAP Fund grantee. She is the winner of the Kesselring Prize and the Francesca Primus Prize. She has been a finalist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the ATCA/Steinberg Award, and others. The Hatmaker’s Wife was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for the John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright. Lauren is a member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab, a 2018/2019 Hodder fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, and a New Dramatists playwright.

Source: The Whiting Foundation


Lauren Yee's Website

Resources found in the UC Berkeley Library Database:

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The Tiger Among Us (Full Text) 


San Francisco