You are here

Ma-Yi Theater Company

Ma-Yi Theater Company participated in the Creative Fellowships Initiative in partnership with School of Drama.

 

MA-YI THEATER COMPANY

Ma-Yi Theater Company recently enjoyed great critical and popular success with Hansol Jung’s Among The Dead, A. Rey Pamatmat’s House Rules, and Nadita Shenoy’s Washer/Dryer.  The company won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for its critically-acclaimed production of The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, which recently made its international premiere at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila. Founded in 1989 and now celebrating its 28th season, MA-YI is a Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning, Off-Broadway not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to develop and produce new and innovative plays by Asian American writers. Ma-Yi Theater is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.

Visit Ma-Yi Theater Company's website

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York City, a company devoted to cultivating Asian-American voices in the American theatre, sent a changing contingent of playwrights from their Writers Lab. Playwrights participated in 1-week teaching residencies, 2-week developmental residencies, and/or month-long writing residencies. In 2017, UW hosted Kyoung Park and Deepa Purohit for teaching residencies and Dustin Chinn for a one-month writing  and research residency.

 

 

MA-YI THEATER RESIDENCIES

DUSTIN CHINN

Dustin H. Chinn plays include Snowflakes, Or Rare White People and I Am Nakamura. He hails from Seattle’s Rainier Valley where he...

READ MORE
KYOUNG H. PARK

Kyoung H. Park was born in Santiago, Chile and is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be... 

Read More
MRINALINI KAMATH

A graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and the MFA program in playwriting at the...

Read More
DEEPA PUROHIT

Deepa Purohit has been a member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab since September 2014.  She is the co-founder of...

READ MORE
NANDITA SHENOY

Nandita Shenoy is a New York-based actor-playwright who enjoys hearing an audience laugh.  Recently, her play...

Read More
MIA CHUNG

Mia Chung’s plays include Catch as Catch CanYou for Me for You and This Exquisite Corpse...

READ MORE
NAVEEN BAHAR CHOUDHURY

Naveen Bahar Choudhury’s plays have been produced, developed, and/or presented at such institutions as...

READ MORE
RALPH PEÑA

Ralph Peña has been Ma-Yi Theater Company's Artistic Director since 1996, helping to establish Ma-Yi as the country’s leading...

READ MORE