Ming Peiffer

Ming Peiffer, Playwright

Photo by Marc J. Franklin

Representative Plays: 

Usual Girls (2016) 


Ming Peiffer is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Columbus, Ohio and the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Play in its history. Her play USUAL GIRLS (3 Drama Desk Nominations including Outstanding Play, John Gassner Award Nomination, Hull Warriner Award Finalist, Relentless Award Honorable Mention, New York Times Critic’s Pick) enjoyed a double-extended, sold out run at Roundabout Underground in NYC in 2018. Her work has been developed and/or presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, The New Group, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE Arts Center, The Flea, The Wild Project, New Ohio, Soho Playhouse, The Gene Frankel Theater, FringeNYC, among others.

Awards and fellowships include: 2017 Kilroy's List, NYTW 2050 Fellowship, Youngblood Member, The Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award Recipient, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center NPC Finalist, Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist, Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award Finalist.

Ming has training from both the Stella Adler School of Acting and the Shanghai Theatre Academy where she lived abroad studying Traditional Peking Opera. She studied poetry at The New School and holds a BA with Honors in both Theater Arts and Mandarin Chinese from Colgate University. MFA: Columbia University ’16.

Ming is currently under commission at Roundabout Theatre Company and Annapurna Theatricals.

In Television and Film Ming has developed projects with F/X, Amazon, AMC, and has staffed at Netflix and Hulu.

Source: New Play Exchange 


Professional Website

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