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    Chay Yew

    Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theatre

    The Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago since July 2011, Chay Yew is also a playwright and director. As a playwright, Chay Yew's plays include Porcelain, A Language of Their Own, Red, Wonderland, Question 27 Question 28, A Distant Shore, 17, and Visible Cities. His plays “The Hyphenated American Plays” and “Porcelain and A Language of Their Own” are published by Grove Press; the latter was nominated for a Lamda Literary Award. He is also a recipient of the OBIE and DramaLogue Awards for Direction, and many playwriting awards, including the London Fringe Award for Best Playwright and Best Play, the George and Elisabeth Marton Playwriting Award and a GLAAD Media Award.

    An alumnus of New Dramatists, he has served on the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group and the Executive Board on the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He’s currently on the Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Cultural Advisory Council, Consortium of Asian American Theatre and Artists, and the League of Chicago Theatres. He was also the founder and director of the Mark Taper Forum’s Asian Theatre Workshop.

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