Rehana Lew Mirza

Member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab Since 2006

Former Co-Director

Rehana Lew Mirza holds a shared Mellon National Playwrights residency at Ma-Yi Theater with husband Mike Lew. She is also currently a Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at the Lark and the recipient of a 2016 Lilly Award (Stacey Mindich commission.)

Full-length plays include: Hatefuck (production: WP Theater. Primary Fresh Ink reading); Soldier X (productions: Ma-Yi, Brooklyn College. NYSCA Commission, Lark Studio Retreat, Kilroy selection.); Neighborhood Watch (NNPN/InterAct commission); Lonely Leela (productions: Desipina; LPAC. readings: Magic Theatre, New Georges); Barriers (productions: Desipina; Asian American Theater Company); and if it’s sad i don’t want to see it (readings: Queens Theater, 2G).

Honors include: Rhinebeck Musical Theater Residency (with composer Sam Willmott and co-writer Mike Lew for Bhangin’ It); TCG Future Leader Fellowship with New Georges; NBC Shorts Audience Award; E.S.T. Sloan Commission; La Jolla Playhouse Commission (with Mike Lew); Tofte Artist residency; IAAC residency with the Lark, John Golden Award, and a LMCC artist grant. She is a current member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. MFA: Columbia University; BFA: NYU Tisch.


Bhangin’ It


The Colonialism Project

Neighborhood Watch

The Romantics

Soldier X

A Distant Relation

Lonely Leela

If It’s Sad, I Don’t Want To See It

Particles Of Pakistan


Radio Diaries Of Hank, Yank And Prank

The Good Muslim

Just Air


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