Meet the Labbies: DAMON CHUA

Founded in 2004, the Ma-Yi Writers Lab is the largest resident company of Asian-American playwrights ever assembled. We reached out to a few of the members to learn more about the artists that are shaping the landscape of theatre for Asians.


Meet Damon Chua.



Damon’s plays have been presented internationally from Toronto to Singapore. His play, And Baby Makes Gray” will be a part of the Fall LabFest 2015.
See below for more upcoming events for Damon’s work.

Ma-Yi Theater Company: Are there any upcoming readings, workshops, and/or productions of your work coming up? Tell us when and where!
Damon Chua:
9/17/15: Staged reading of “A Book By Its Cover” at the Singapore Arts Festival (New York)
Winter 2015/2016: Staged reading of “A Book By Its Cover” at Yangtze Rep (New York)
Spring 2016: World Premiere of “The Emperor’s Nightingale” at Adventure Theatre MTC (DC)”

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Damon Chua is the recipient of an Ovation Award (Best World Premiere Play) for Film Chinois, which made its Off-Broadway debut with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in 2015. His other produced works include 1969: A Fantastical Odyssey Through the American Mindscape; A Book By Its Cover; and The Ghost Building. A National Endowment for the Arts, Dramatists Guild Fund, UNESCO and Durfee Foundation grant recipient, Chua’s plays are published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, and the Proscenium Journal.
A member of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group 2014-15, Damon’s plays have been staged in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and presented in London, Singapore and Toronto. His TYA play The Emperor’s Nightingale will receive its world premiere with Adventure Theatre MTC in 2016.


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