First Look: Brian Kim McCormick, Jenelle Chu, William Langan, and James Aaron Oh in OKC Rep’s Oklahoma Premiere of Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP

Oklahoma City Repertory Theater’s (OKC Rep) Artistic Director Kelly Kerwin is producing the first full scale theatrical production of her tenure: The Great Leap by Lauren Yee. This fearless contemporary play is a fast-paced and relevant work that explores the experience of being a first-generation Asian-American through the lens of basketball. The Great Leap made its Oklahoma premiere on November 10 at the Te Ata … Continue reading First Look: Brian Kim McCormick, Jenelle Chu, William Langan, and James Aaron Oh in OKC Rep’s Oklahoma Premiere of Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP

Christopher Chen, Tom Dang, Dennis Dun, Miley Yamamoto and Harmony Zhang Set for Sierra Madre Playhouse’s Production of Lauren Yee’s KING OF THE YEES, May 20 – Jun. 12

Sierra Madre Playhouse is presenting King of the Yees, the award-winning play by Lauren Yee, helmed by Tim Dang and produced by Gary Lamb, May 20 – Jun. 12. Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Opening night is set for Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. … Continue reading Christopher Chen, Tom Dang, Dennis Dun, Miley Yamamoto and Harmony Zhang Set for Sierra Madre Playhouse’s Production of Lauren Yee’s KING OF THE YEES, May 20 – Jun. 12

Greg Watanabe, Glenn Obrero, Gregg Weiner and Helen Joo Lee Star in Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Production of Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP through Apr. 2

Asolo Repertory Theatre is presenting Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP starring Greg Watanabe, Glenn Obrero, Gregg Weiner and Helen Joo Lee in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts through Apr. 2. Vanessa Stalling is at the helm of the comedic drama, which was days away from its first performance when it was cancelled because of the pandemic in March … Continue reading Greg Watanabe, Glenn Obrero, Gregg Weiner and Helen Joo Lee Star in Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Production of Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP through Apr. 2

First Look: Round House Theatre is presenting an AAPI Community Night of Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP starring Grant Chang, Eric Hissom, Lois Shih and Randy Nguyen Ta on Nov. 19

Round House Theatre is presenting an AAPI Community Night of The Great Leap, written by one of the most produced playwrights in the country, Lauren Yee, and directed by Jennifer Chang, on Friday, November 19th. The Great Leap began previews on November 10, opened on November 15th and will continue performances through December 5th. Can’t make it to Round House Theatre in person? You will … Continue reading First Look: Round House Theatre is presenting an AAPI Community Night of Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP starring Grant Chang, Eric Hissom, Lois Shih and Randy Nguyen Ta on Nov. 19

San Francisco Playhouse Presents Lauren Yee’s THE SONG OF THE SUMMER Starring Riley Cheng, Anne Darragh, Riley Hashimoto, Monica Ho, Jeremy Kahn, and Reggie D. White, July 20 – Aug. 14

San Francisco Playhouse presents The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee, directed by Bill English. The play marks the company’s second in-person production since the coronavirus pandemic began, following Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata. The show will also be available as an on-demand video stream for audiences to enjoy at home. In-person performances at 450 Post Street will take place July 20 through August … Continue reading San Francisco Playhouse Presents Lauren Yee’s THE SONG OF THE SUMMER Starring Riley Cheng, Anne Darragh, Riley Hashimoto, Monica Ho, Jeremy Kahn, and Reggie D. White, July 20 – Aug. 14

Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Jomar Tagatac Begins Previews at Capital Stage on August 25; 2021-2022 Season Lineup Includes Joshua Harmon’s ADMISSIONS, Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP, Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, SMART PEOPLE, and MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

The 2021-2022 Season will mark Capital Stage’s 17th season beginning with Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS, directed by Jeffrey Lo (VIETGONE, THE GREAT LEAP – A VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE), and starring Jomar Tagatac (VIETGONE). HOLD THESE TRUTHS is a Co-Production with SF Playhouse, and will be offered as live in person performances, Wednesday, August 25 – Saturday, September 26, 2021. Opening night is set for Saturday, August 28 … Continue reading Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Jomar Tagatac Begins Previews at Capital Stage on August 25; 2021-2022 Season Lineup Includes Joshua Harmon’s ADMISSIONS, Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP, Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, SMART PEOPLE, and MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

Lauren Yee, Rajiv Joseph, Kimber Lee, Vichet Chum, Charlayne Woodard and More Receive 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,072,000, allow 28 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run. This round represents the … Continue reading Lauren Yee, Rajiv Joseph, Kimber Lee, Vichet Chum, Charlayne Woodard and More Receive 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards

Obie Winner Joe Ngo is Living His Best Life with the Very Personal Story of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND; North American Tour Kicks off at Arena Stage – April 12, 2022

Joe Ngo is currently appearing in The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) production of  Mlima’s Tale, a moving, lyrical journey through the dark world of the international ivory trade from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, helmed by Shariffa Ali, at COCA’s state-of-the-art Berges Theatre (6880 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO) through July 11, 2021. Tickets are available: repstl.org. ‘Mlima’s Tale’ tells the story of … Continue reading Obie Winner Joe Ngo is Living His Best Life with the Very Personal Story of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND; North American Tour Kicks off at Arena Stage – April 12, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse’s 2020/21 Season, Act III to Include HOLD THESE TRUTHS by Jeanne Sakata, THE SONG OF SUMMER by Lauren Yee and STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

San Francisco Playhouse announced its return to in-person performances with fully staged productions of Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee, and Starting Here, Starting Now by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. All three productions will also be available as on-demand video streams for audiences to enjoy at home. “After fourteen months of broadcasting theatre into our patrons’ … Continue reading San Francisco Playhouse’s 2020/21 Season, Act III to Include HOLD THESE TRUTHS by Jeanne Sakata, THE SONG OF SUMMER by Lauren Yee and STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire

Signature Theatre Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Asian Imagination: How Art and Theatre Can Combat AAPI Violence Featuring David Henry Hwang, Lauren Yee, Chay Yew, Francis Jue, Courtney Reed, Joe Ngo and Diep Tran on May 26; AAPI Heritage Month Virtual Happy Hour on May 27

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Signature Theatre is presenting Asian Imagination: How Art and Theatre Can Combat AAPI Violence—a community conversation about art’s ability to perpetuate and combat harmful stereotypes on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm. Excerpts from Signature playwrights David Henry Hwang’s and Lauren Yee’s Soft Power and Cambodian Rock Band will be presented and followed by a conversation between David, Lauren, and director Chay Yew, … Continue reading Signature Theatre Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Asian Imagination: How Art and Theatre Can Combat AAPI Violence Featuring David Henry Hwang, Lauren Yee, Chay Yew, Francis Jue, Courtney Reed, Joe Ngo and Diep Tran on May 26; AAPI Heritage Month Virtual Happy Hour on May 27