ABOUT

Catherine Yu‘s plays include Le JetéStargazeThe Sun Experimen(FringeNYC 2014 Award for Excellence in Playwriting; Time Out New York’s Top Ten Music and Nightlife Events of The Week), and  The Day Is Long To End (University of Florida).  Her short plays have been commissioned by the 52nd Street Project, and Planned Parenthood and her ten-minute “A Sand Romance” was a 2016 Heidman finalist.  She has been a NYTW Emerging Artist of Color and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab writer, a 2016 NYSCA/NYFA Playwright Fellow, and a MacDowell Colony Fellow.  She is currently working on a play about globalization. Catherine adores illustrating postcards and walking around the city in her spare time. She has a Positive Psychology certificate from the NY Open Center with a focus in creativity and trauma. BA: Stanford University. MFA: NYU.

Twitter: @cate_yu

Email: cateyu@gmail.com

Ma-Yi Writers Lab Member since 2014

PLAYS

The Sun Experiment

The play is set in three eras: a 21st century New England college town, 1912 in Cambridge, England and the out-of-time Illyria of TWELFTH NIGHT. The different eras revolve around each other based on Wittgenstein’s experiment with the rotation of the sun until in the end, they are spinning into the cosmos around TWELFTH NIGHT. 2014 Fringe Overall Excellence in Playwriting; Time Out NY Top Ten Nightlife Events of the Week; published by IndieTheaterNow in the 2014 FringeNYC Play Anthology

PRODUCTION: FringeNYC Festival, 2014

READING:   New York Theatre Workshop 2012

Le Jeté

(full-length play with Baroque opera)

READING: The Movement Theater Company, 2016
*Originally conceived and developed in Soho Rep W/D Lab, 2016

The Day is Long to End

READING:   Ma-Yi Spring LabFest, 2015

Stargaze

READING:  Ma-Yi Spring LabFest, 2016

SHORT PLAYS

Like a Lizard

Leviathon Theater Company, Winter Festival, 2016

The Wedding Party

Motor Company’s Communal Spaces: a garden play festival, 2016

Strangers on a Train

52nd Street Project, 2016

A Sand Romance

Finalist, Heideman Award, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, 2016

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