Three of our Ma-YI Writers Lab Members joined New Dramatists along with four more playwrights to be in residence through the year 2025. These writers were selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists current residents, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 478 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive nine month review and analysis. They include Julian Christopher, Sarah Gancher, Mike Lew, Vickie Ramirez, Tammy Ryan, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Lauren Yee.

Mike Lew

Mike Lew is co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He previously served as New Dramatists admin associate. Mike is married to fellow New Dramatists Resident playwright Rehana Lew Mirza  and together they hold a Mellon National Playwrights Residency at Ma-Yi. His play Teenage Dick was produced by Ma-Yi in association with The Public Theater this summer.

Susan Soon He Stanton 

Susan Soon He Stanton’s recent plays include we, the invisibles (Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival) Today Is My Birthday (Page 73) and Solstice Party! (Live Source). She is a two-time Sundance Theatre Lab Resident Playwright, and she was awarded the inaugural Venturous Playwright Fellowship and Van Lier Fellowship at The Lark and the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize. She’s also a staff writer for HBO’s ‘Succession’.       READ MORE at New Dramatists

Lauren Yee
This past season, Lauren Yee premiered Cambodian Rock Band (music by Dengue Fever) at South Coast Rep and The Great Leap at Denver Center, Seattle Rep, and Atlantic Theatre. Recent honors: Kesselring Prize, Francesca Primus Prize, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and the #1 and #2 plays on the 2017 Kilroys List (Cambodian Rock Band and The Great Leap).The Young Conservatory 2018-19 season begins with Lauren Yee’s Hookman (October 24-27, 2018).  READ MORE

New Dramatists offers an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights. Also a resident is Aya Ogawa, playwright of The Bushwick Starr’s upcoming production in association with Ma-Yi of SUICIDE FOREST opening in February 2019.OTHER LABBIES WHO ARE RESIDENTS OR ALUMNI AT NEW DRAMATISTS ARE: Sam Chanse, Carla Ching, Clarence Coo, Mashuq Deen, Jiehae Park, as well as Lloyd Suh, playwright of Ma-Yi’s current season production (in Association with Barrington Stage Company), THE CHINESE LADY.
Tickets for “SESAR” 10/-20 thru 11/1
Tickets for “THE CHINESE LADY” 11/7-11/18


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The Labbies
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