Max Yu

Max Yu is a first-generation Chinese-American playwright from the San Francisco Bay Area. He recently moved from Shanghai and is now based in New York. His play NIGHTWATCH won the 2019 Relentless Award, was a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, and was selected for the 2022 O’Neill Playwriting Conference. He is a proud member of Page 73’s 2021-22 Interstate 73 Writers Group. He is currently under commission from Atlantic Theater Company and Shaking the Tree Theater. His plays that have been workshopped and developed include NIGHTWATCH (O’Neill, Goodman Theatre), DISTANCE ABANDONED (Second Generation Productions), DRAGONFLY (American Playwriting Foundation), THE EDGE (Shaking the Tree Theater), and LITTLE RED (Horizon Theatre). He has taught playwriting at the National Theater Institute. His poetry and prose have been published in China in Spittoon and Babel. He is represented by United Talent Agency (UTA) and 3 Arts Entertainment. He received his B.A. in Theater from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied playwriting under Sylvan Oswald. You can find him at @maxyuliang and 


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