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Tectonic Theater Project New York Premiere, 2017

Signature Production, 2013




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Ma-Yi Theater Company Welcomes New Writer in Residence and 2024 Writers Lab Cohort

Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced that Lisa Sanaye Dring has been awarded a 2024 Tow Foundation Playwright Residency. Ma-Yi has also announced the 2024 Ma-Yi Writers Lab cohort, which is the largest collective of AANHPI playwrights in the country.

VIDEO: Watch a Chat with Ralph B. Peña, Director of SUMO at La Jolla Playhouse

Watch Ralph B. Peña, director of SUMO, reveal how the team approached the fight choreography in the show, as well as finding the challenging balance between the spiritual and competitive aspects of the sport in this new video from La Jolla Playhouse!

VIDEO: Watch a Chat with James Yaegashi, Cultural/Martial Arts Consultant & Co-Fight Director of SUMO at La Jolla Playhouse

Watch James Yaegashi, Cultural/Martial Arts Consultant and Co-Fight Director of SUMO, talk about training for the battles onstage and creating the illusion of an iconic visual in this new video from La Jolla Playhouse!

Ma-Yi Theater Company Unveils Fall 2023 Season Featuring World Premiere of Lisa Sanaye Dring's SUMO & More

Ma-Yi Theater Company has revealed programming for the fall 2023 season including the world premiere of SUMO, by Lisa Sanaye Dring, directed by Ralph B. Peña, in a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse.

La Jolla Playhouse Reveals Cast and Creative Team for SUMO

La Jolla Playhouse has revealed the cast and creative team for their upcoming production of SUM. Discover the talented individuals who will be creating this theatrical experience and get ready to be amazed by their collective artistry.


Bedlam's DO MORE: NEW PLAYS readings series returns for its third year with five thrilling new plays. All performances will take place at Houghton Hall Arts, 22 East 30th Street.

WOLF PLAY to Extend for a Final Time Through Early April at MCC Theater

MCC Theater has announced a final, two-week extension due to popular demand of Soho Rep’s Wolf Play, in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company.

Ma-Yi Theater Company Names New Members of MA-YI WRITERS LAB, Largest Collective of AAPI Playwrights in the U.S.

Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced the newest members of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, which is the largest collective of AAPI playwrights in the country.

Generation Now Partnership Announces First Round Of Commissions

As part of their landmark partnership, the five Generation Now theatres (Latino Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, Penumbra, and Children's Theatre Company) have awarded their first round of commissions to four incredible projects.

Christopher Bannow, Esco Jouléy & More to Star in WOLF PLAY at MCC Theater

MCC Theater has announced casting for Soho Rep’s Wolf Play, in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company, by Hansol Jung (Wild Goose Dreams) and directed by Dustin Wills (Wolf Play, Soho Rep).

KPOP Announces Final Performance on Broadway

The producers of KPOP announced that the groundbreaking new musical will have its final Broadway performance on Sunday, December 11 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2023/24 Season Featuring Five World Premieres

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the first five productions of its 2023/2024 season, including the world-premiere musical The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces New Commission & Activities for 22-23 Season

Ma-Yi Theater Company announced that Michi Barall is the inaugural recipient of a Generation Now commission from Ma-Yi Theater Company and The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Daniel K. Isaac's ONCE UPON A (KOREAN) TIME at Ma-Yi Theater Company

Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced details for the world premiere of Daniel K. Isaac’s ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME. Directed by Obie-winner Ralph B. Peña, Isaac’s epic new play runs August 23–September 18, 2022, at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre.

World Premiere of ONCE UPON A (KOREAN) TIME & More Announced for New Ma-Yi Theater Programming

Ma-Yi Theater Company – which recently celebrated a return to in-person events with the four-time Lortel nominated production of Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady at The Public Theater – has announced additional programming running May 1–September 18, 2022.

Ma-Yi Theater Company to Present CLIFFORD ODETS IN STATEN ISLAND

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, Ma-Yi Theater Company will present the digital premiere of Clifford Odets in Staten Island by Obie award-winning, Ma-Yi affiliated artist Ron Domingo. 

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season

Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced its 2021–2022 season which includes a return to in-person  events as well as four digital premieres. The season, running September 2, 2021 – March 31, 2022, illustrates how theatrical innovation and powerful storytelling can thrive as the industry finds a safe way back to in-person events. 

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces Spring 2021 Season

Ma-Yi has announced programming for its Spring 2021 season which includes collaborations with artists in China, the Philippines, and Japan. The season, running February 11–May 3, 2021, illustrates that by putting artists and craftspeople to work, despite the coronavirus pandemic, innovation and compelling storytelling can thrive.

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 30th Anniversary Season

Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today. Building on the recent success of the Lortel Award-winner KPOP and Mike Lew's Teenage Dick, Ma-Yi is pleased to announce programming for its 30th anniversary season.

Ma Yi Theater Company Announces Its 2018-19 Season

Ma-Yi Theater Company - which has had a breakout season with the award-winning success of the musical KPOP, and recently with Mike Lew's new play TEENAGE DICK (at The Public Theater) - announces its 2018-19 season of new works, according to the company's Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña.  Among the offerings will be world-premieres of plays that have been created and developed through Ma-Yi's celebrated Writers Lab, which has the distinction of being a primary incubator of new Asian American theater and the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the world. 

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