Apr. 28: Creative Lab Hawai’i Presents Playwrights on Playwriting Panel Featuring Lloyd Suh, Kit Yan and Chay Yew

On Wednesday, April 28 at 1pm HST/4pm PT/7pm EST, Creative Lab Hawai’i is presenting a Playwrights on Playwriting panel to explore the creative and business elements of writing for the theatre. The panel will include Playwright Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady, Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery);  Playwright Kit Yan (Interstate, Queer Heartache); and Playwright/Director Chay Yew (Porcelain, A Language of Their Own), and will be moderated by Donna Blanchard, President, Hawai’i State Theatre Council. 

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Cosponsored by: Hawai’i State Theatre Council
Supporters: Dramatists Guild Foundation, Dramatists Guild

Lloyd Suh

Lloyd Suh is the author of The Chinese Lady, Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, and others, produced with Ma-Yi, Magic, EST, NAATCO, Children’s Theatre Co, Milwaukee Rep, and more, including the Cultural Center of the Philippines and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea.
He has received the Helen Merrill Award, Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and Horton Foote Prize, and is a current Guggenheim Fellow.  He was elected in 2016 to the Dramatists Guild Council.

Chay Yew

Chay Yew has directed at the Public, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, Humana Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, amongst others. His plays were produced at the Public, Manhattan Theatre Club, Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, Wilma Theatre, Studio Theatre, and at the Royal Court (London), Napoli Teatro Festival, TheatreWorks (Singapore), Four Arts (Kuala Lumpur), La Mama (Melbourne), amongst others. He received the OBIE Award for Direction, London Fringe Award for Best Play, and GLAAD Media Award. From 2011-2020, he was the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.

Kit Yan

Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York-based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawai’i. Kit is the 2021 Kleban Prize winner, a 2019 Vivace award winner, & former fellow at the Dramatists Guild Foundation, MacDowell, and the Playwright’s Center. Forthcoming work includes physical and digital productions with Playwrights Horizons, Keen Company, OSF, and East West Players. Kit is currently under contract to write their first movie musical for television.

Creative Lab Hawaii is a State of Hawaii program composed of three separate modules: Immersive Programs, Ideation Workshops, and Public Programs. Their intention is to accelerate global export of Hawaii’s creative content and creative products to strengthen our creative entrepreneurs’ capacity for success.
Founded in 2012 by the State of Hawaii’s Creative Industries Division, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), Creative Lab Hawaii provides a rich environment for creative collaboration and building new business relationships with a global audience. Industry partners include the Writers Guild of America, West; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA; International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Film Offices of the Hawaiian Islands (FOHI), The Cut Collective, Secret Road, Hawaii Songwriting Festival and the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC); and the City and County of Honolulu.
Creative Lab Hawaii offers public panels, workshops, and hands on coaching and mentoring by industry leaders in areas of Screenwriting, New Media, Broadband, Producing, Directing, Songwriting/Music, Technology, the Business of Acting, and Design/Fashion. Funding for CLH is provided by the Hawaii State Legislature, DBEDT and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Sponsors include the ʻAlohilani Resort, Waikīkī Beach; the Kauaʻi Marriott Resort and Beach Club; Arthurs Limousine; and SpeediShuttle.

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