THE COMPANY

 

 

ABOUT MA-YI THEATER COMPANY

MA-YI THEATER COMPANY is a Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning theater company founded in 1989, whose primary mission is to develop and produce new and innovative plays by Asian American writers. Since its founding, Ma-Yi has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse on what It means to be Asian American today. Through our productions and core programs like the Writers Lab, Ma-Yi emboldens a new generation of artists to voice their experiences, while developing a steady stream of quality new works by Asian American playwrights for its own programming repertory, in addition to the larger theatrical canon.

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THE MA-YI WRITERS LAB

Founded in 2004 by Sung Rno in connection with the TCG/NEA residency program, the Ma-Yi Writers Lab is the largest resident company of Asian American playwrights ever assembled. The Lab is a professional peer-based workshop designed to nurture and showcase Asian American playwrights in New York City. The Lab is a community resource, braintrust, and place of artistic growth for its members. The Lab has also become Ma-Yi’s primary resource for production material, and in many cases, work that begins in the Lab has gone on to production within Ma-Yi as well as at major theaters in NYC and nationally. MORE

 

 

28th Anniversary Gala Benefit Committee
WRITERS LAB MEMBERS
MA-YI STAFF:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ADVISORY BOARD
FUNDING
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

WRITERS LAB MEMBERS(as of February, 2017)

Mike Lew*
A. Rey Pamatmat*
Michi Barall
Sam Chanse
Nora Chau
Dustin H. Chinn
Naveen Bahar Choudhury Damon Chua
Mia Chung
Clarence Coo
Mashuq Mushtaq
Deen Dipika Guha
Hansol Jung

Mrinalini Kamath
Jason Kim
Kimber Lee
Rehana Lew Mirza
Edgar Lance Mendoza
Don Nguyen
Qui Nguyen
Diana Oh
Jiehae Park
Kyoung H. Park
Ralph B. Peña
Deepa Purohit
Sung Rno
Madhuri Shekar
Nandita Shenoy
Susan Soon He Stanton
Lloyd Suh
Lauren Yee
Catherine Yu
Leah Nanako Winkler
David Zheng
*Co-Directors
Ma-Yi Theater Company is in the middle of its very busy 28th Season. We are thrilled to celebrate this important season with a Benefit Gala to be held on April 24, 2017 at 6PM. We look forward to seeing you there!
This year’s Outstanding Honorees are Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and Frank and Lolita Savage, an outstanding couple whose knowledge and love for the arts and business make theirs an extraordinary union.
In tandem with our Honorees, we celebrate our writers. Ma-Yi has the largest collective of Asian American playwrights ever assembled. There are 35 of them—forward-thinking, thought-provoking writers who entertain audiences and joggle our  brains. Their original works are seen by audiences across the nation. The Ma-Yi Writers Lab continues to raise the bar for playwrights around the world.
We hope you will contribute to our future success and viability by joining us in this celebration! Attached, please find information about Ma-Yi Theater, our Honorees and the perks of supporting our mission.
Your presence, now more than ever, brightens the future of the Arts in this country. We’re counting on you. See you there!