History for

Lam, Greg

  • Stick and Move (Boston Theatre Marathon, 2008)
    Ten minute play

Lampitoc, Sunshine Pearl

  • A Virgin/Whore Duplex (EWP, 2001)
    Surrounded by porn movies, the demise of marriage, and apple martinis, one young woman lies her way to the truth.

Landayan, Rudy

  • I Heart Hell A (EPW, 2009)
    Dreams, stars, smog & traffic. An ensemble driven performance art piece about the love hate relationship with the city we call Los Angeles.

Le, Dan Sach

  • Saigon Sisters (Mu 2012)
    Come hear the first act of this new play inspired by Anton Chekov's, The Three Sisters.

Le, Viet

  • Rage (EWP, 2003)
    Family. Felon. Is Tommy Nguyen a good boy or a gang banger?

Lee, Alex

  • Three Lives (1999)

Lee, Annette

  • A Dirty Secret Between Your Toes (EWP: Paper or Plastic, 1999)
    Chuck and Helen -- the new Asian American couple -- have moved into this picture-perfect cul de sac with a dirty secret. Jose, the gardener, helps to keep their insatiable desires and clandestine activities hidden from this upper class neighborhood... all the while harboring his own little secret. When the neighborhood association president comes knocking, watch sweet little suburbia flip into a new picture of disturbing, disruptive and deliciously dirty revelations!
  • Walk the Mountain (Wells Fargo Radio Theater 2000) - A radio play about a Chinese man's journey to 1880's San Franciso to bring his father home to China.
  • One Cold Dark Night (Wells Fargo Radio Theater 2001) - A radio play comedy about a 1950's Chinese American family and the Chinese ghost stories they share.
  • Lynn 1, Lynn 2 (Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Play Reading Series. 2007)
    Lynn things she lives alone - or does she?
  • 29/12 (Upper Reaches Theater 2007) - Casey looks like any other seventh grader, but he shares a secret with his grandfather that keeps his demons at bay.
  • Negation Delirium on Toast Points (UCLA, 2007)
    A woman comes home and finds it mysteriously redecorated. Is it her imagination, another demension, or the stranger on her couch?
  • Life Outside the Body (UCLA 2008) - Chuck's body has always been breaking down on him, but hat's lnothing compared to what's really broken. Can one magic drug fix it all? (one-act)
  • Hacinda Heights (Lodestone, 2008)
    The Hsiungs have always been a strange family, but things get stranger when the Census Taker arrives. (One Act)
  • Higher Up (Theater Masters 2008) - When the 'new guy' shows up for work, Toi and Charlie experience firsthand what it's like to be in the dog house. (10-min)
  • English Only (UCLA, 2008)
    1986. Everything is big. The hair, the shoulder pads, the prom dresses... but nothing is bigger to 17 year old Scarlett Wong than what's going on at City Hall. A look into race, culture, and the Official English referendum in Monterey Park, California.
  • Happy Talk: a romantic urban fairytale (Another Chicago Theatre Company, 2008)
    Gina loves Bob, but Bob isn't free to love anyone until he's free of his mother. Could the answer be in a pair of a fabulous ladies shoes? (One Act)

Lee, C. Y.
Author of The Flower Drum Song.

  • The Body and Soul of a Chinese Woman (Stella Adler Theatre, 2006)
    It tells the story of Amy Wu, a recently divorced, young traditional folk dancer from China who struggles to reconcile her sensuality and intellectual nature while dealing with a traditional Asian American aunt and an ex-husband who wants to come back into her life.
  • The Fan Tan King (Pan Asian Rep, 2006)
    Music by Douglas Lackey
    a new musical in development
    Written by C.Y. Lee
    Music composed by Douglas Lackey
    The Fan Tan King is adapted from Mr. Lee's novel, DAYS OF THE TONG WARS, set in late 19th century San Francisco, a time when Chinese pioneers arrived to the Land of the Golden Mountain with firecrackers and lion dancers in their quest for the American Dream. The Fan Tan King refers to Peter Fong, a gambling czar and businessman; Peter has a wife, who pines for a simpler life and more children to join her only son. His authority is challenged by his rival, Sam Fat, who wants control of Chinatown. There are a dozen colorful supporting characters who epitomize the diverse Chinatown community. This musical is good old-fashioned fun for the whole family while illuminating important aspects of Asian American history.

Lee, Cherylene
A former child performer, dancer/actress, paleontologist/geologist, and wastewater (yes, sewage) treatment consultant, Cherylene Lee's writing also includes poetry, short fiction, and a novel.  A fourth generation Chinese-American, her writing examines the broad spectrum of Asian-American experience.  Her poetry and fiction have been widely published and her short stories anthologized in American Dragons (Harper Collins, 1993) and Charlie Chan is Dead (Viking/Penguin, 1993). Recipient of a San Francisco Art Council Grant in Literature, she has also received a Fund for New American Plays Grant, a Rockefeller MAP Grant and has been a co-winner of the Mixed Blood Theater's Playwrights competition. She was also chosen for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Sundance Playwrights Lab, an Asian Theater Workshop Fellowship with the Mark Taper Forum, and a San Francisco Grants for Arts Commission through Z Space Studio.

  • Pyros (1983)
  • Aesop's Fantastic Fables (1984)
  • Wong Bow Rides Again (East West, 1987)
  • The Ballad of Doc Hay (Marin Playhouse, 1987)
  • Overtones (Kuma Kahua, 1988)
  • Bitter Melon (1990)
  • Yin Chin Bow (Pan Asian, 1990)
  • Memory Square (1991)
  • Arthur & Leila (East West, 1993)
  • In the Spirit (Mayer Theatre, 1993)
  • Knock Off Balance (1995)
  • Lost Vegas Acts (1997)
  • Carry the Tiger to the Mountain (1998, Contemporary Theater Festival)
    In June of 1982 Vincent Chin was beaten to death by two unemployed Detroit auto workers. Carry the Tiger to the Mountain is an epic dramatization of the true life story o the victim's mother, Lily Chin, and her journey from postwar picture bride to civil rights activist in search of justice for her son.
  • The Legacy Codes (Theatreworks, 2003)
    Inspired by the stunning saga of nuclear physicist Wen Ho Lee, this fascinating new drama is as hot as today's headlines. Underscored by a brilliant fusion of Chinese, jazz, and hip-hop music, it weaves our era's mystifying codes of law, culture, computers, and romance into a masterful family drama, the tantalizing tale of a Taiwanese-born scientist accused of compromising America's national security.
  • Antigone Falun Gong (Aurora Theatre Company, 2004)
    This adaptation of Sophocles’s great tragedy is re-set in contemporary China and explores how the past connects to the present, the persecution of the Falun Gong, and how there may be more to America’s global reach than we imagine. Utilizing forms of Tai Chi, Wu Shu, Kung Fu, Chinese opera movement as well as the five Falun Gong exercises, this world premiere dramatizes the story of a lone woman defying a repressive government in a beautifully unique and provocative way.
  • Mixed Messages (EWP, 2004)
    Mixed Messages explores the journey of a "mixed" woman (Japanese, Chinese and British) who discovers that her cranial features are extremely similar to that of the 9,000 year-old women fossil found in the La Brea Tar Pits in 1914. The realization sparks emotional duels pitting science against culture, ethnicity against heritage, and the individual against institutions in defining those of "mixed" backgrounds.

Lee, Edward Bok
Bio: ED BOK LEE's first book, Real Karaoke People (New Rivers Press), was a recipient of the Many Voices Project (MVP) Award and "contains outrage...tenderness [and] searing honesty...vital to the American landscape. The vitality of the country, its capacity to absorb the rich and the strange, is nowhere clearer..." (San Francisco Chronicle). Lee attended kindergarten in Seoul, grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota, and has since lived in a half-dozen cities around the world. He has studied Slavics at the Universities of California—Berkeley, Minnesota, Kazakh State—Almaty, Indiana University, and holds an MFA from Brown University. Various writing awards include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Loft Literary Center, SASE, and the Jerome Foundation.

  • Athens County (Brown University, 1997)
    A farce, where Mommy Kills Daddy.
  • St. Petersburg (The Public, 2000)
  • Passage (Theater Mu, 2001)
    The story follows a daughter's return to her homeland to visit her father, who is near death. But before the old man can be released from this world, he must clear up secrets and business with his daughter. It's a mythic version of the need to reconcile and remember the past, Kim said.
  • Whorled ()
  • Leavetaker ()
  • El Santo Americano ()
    Ten Minute play. Clay, a washed-up professional wrestler, kidnaps his estranged wife Evalana and their child, and heads for the border in his Galaxy 500. He hopes to re-invent himself in Mexico as a champion wrestler, and thereby save his failing family from certain doom. An unexpected rest stop in the middle of the desert throws a monkey wrench in his plans, when Evalana finds herself with an opportunity to escape -- but not before Clay articulates his love for her and their child one last time, revealing the full beauty and ferocity of his soul unlike ever before. Will she go, or stay? Or will something more mysterious happen in the darkest heart and hour of this magical vision of the post-American Dream?
  • Glow III (Mu Performing Arts, 2007)
    At a time when soldiers lessen the effects of post traumatic stress disorder by the practice of first maiming animals, and McDonalds offers a popular Spirit Burger, a shape-shifting cast of Everyday People attempt to navigate their troubled lives through futuristic dysfunction. Ethics, Philosophy, Pop-psychology, Race, Socio-economics and Religion all serve as launching pads into the absurd.

Lee, Gene

  • We Used To Toast To The Dreamers...Now We Just Drink (East West 2010)
    "We used to toast..." is dark and familiar. It broods fiery and unsettling like one too many shots of bourbon. Its voice is harsh and one gets the impression that the author does not
    want to step lightly over the graves of artists.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen (East West, 2013)
    A heavyweight contender gets the opportunity of a lifetime, but must choose between the two men she loves.

Lee, J.

  • Wooing Annie (East West, 2001)
    "Welcome to L.A! Now go home." For Canadian Annie Woo, it's hard to leave a place with "spicy kimchi" like Josh and "green tea and ham" like Mason. Should she stay or should she go?

Lee, JC

  • Luce (Lincoln Center Theatre, 2013)
    When a teacher makes an alarming discovery about Luce, an all-star high school student, Luce's parents are forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted years ago from a war-torn African country.
  • Crane (Ferocious Lotus, 2015)
    When Sadako stumbles into a cabin in the mountains in the dead of winter, she meets Bradley, a young, hermitic artist who once created a great work but has since descended into mediocrity. He now risks being dropped by his pushy agent if he doesn't produce another masterpiece. After taking in this mysterious woman, Bradley soon discovers that Sadako has her own secret talent that could potentially save him. But at what cost?

Lee, Ji Hyun
Ji Hyun is a playwright moonlighting as investigative reporter. She has covered the University of Michigan's affirmative action trials for Asian Diversity and the recent sweatshop cases in California for Hyphen magazine. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

  • The Superfirends of Flushing Queens (AATC, 1999)
    Picture four Asian friends: a Korean, a Chinese, a Japanese and a Vietnamese, who struggle for the perfect grade in the academically advanced Flushing High School. But what you see isn't always what you get. Underneath all the ethnic stereotypes, the girls endure some pretty dysfunctional home lives. They long to escape from their oppressing families and see the scholarship to Harvard as a means of freeing themselves. And through all their struggles, Linda, Eve, Michelle and Liat learn that good friends always stand together. As soon as one friend is in trouble, they morph into their altar egos Wonder Girl,, Slut Girl, Dyke Girl and Nerd Girl and jump into their Invisible BMW to rescue those friends in need. Because whatever may ail them at home, when they're together and in school, they will always be the Superfriends of Flushing Queens.

Lee, JJ

  • Measure of a Man (Vancouver Canadian Theatre, 2013)

Lee, John K.

  • From Berdoo to Bonneville (EWP, 2016)
    Chino Kim, a talented but unheralded custom motorcycle builder, has a Harley Davidson sized chip on his shoulder that he can't seem to cut, grind, or weld away. After seven years of uncompromising dedication to his aesthetic vision, a personal tragedy and the fear of lifelong anonymity force him to reconsider his hardline stance.

Lee, John Quincy

  • Merica (Pan Asian, 2008)
    A comedy of haves and have-nots. Constance visits Beijing in hopes to meet her only granddaughter, Merica, for the first time. Ming Quan,Merica's other grandmother will the meeting to take place if certain conditions are met.

Lee, Kimber
Kimber Lee currently resides in Austin where she is a graduate student in the University of Texas at Austin MFA Playwriting Program. Before returning to school, Kimber worked as a professional actor, theatre administrator, and director. Acting credits include work with A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre; and her writing has been published nationally in KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine. Her plays have been produced in Seattle, NYC, Aspen, and San Diego. She also served as Associate Director for Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego, and recently returned from a summer working as the Literary Resident at Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Her play TOPPER was selected as a winner of the 2009 Theatre Masters National MFA Playwriting Competition. Her full-length play FIGHT has been awarded the Holland New Voices Award as part of selection to the Great Plains Theatre Conference in May 2010, and is also currently a finalist for the 2010 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

  • Topper
  • Fight (ACT, 2012)
  • brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2013)
    In a Brooklyn neighborhood housing project, time moves in scattered rhythms, pivoting unpredictably between before and after. As members of Tray¹s family struggle with his untimely death, they stumble through loss, find each other, and fight their way toward hope.
  • different words for the same thing (Center Theatre Group, 2015)
    Thirteen years and 1,800 miles separate Alice from her childhood home. But after one phone call, the small-town streets and characters that once shaped her come rushing back and threaten to never let her go.
  • Tokyo Fish Story (Theatrworks, 2014)
    Generations, gender, and tradition collide as a Sushi Master struggles to preserve ancient artistry in a society obsessed with change. In pursuit of perfection, a brilliant protégé, eager apprentices, and the master himself have much to learn.
  • to the yellow house (The Lark, 2016)
    1888. Paris and Provence.
    A failing artist in desperate pursuit of a new way of seeing, haunted by his past, and hoping to remake his future in the color and light of the south. At what point in an endless cycle of failures does faith and persistence become delusion and foolishness? A meditation on love, art, and not being popular.

Lee, Maggie
Maggie Lee is a writer, actor, producer, lighting designer, and puppet mistress for the Pork Filled Players, Seattle's only Asian American sketch comedy group. She has also designed lights and puppets for other local theater companies, such as ReAct, GreenStage, Open Circle Theater, and SIS Productions. In 2006, she adapted a stage version of H.P. Lovecraft's The Thing on the Doorstep for OCT's The Colour Out of Space, and will be a contributing writer for their original Lovecraft-inspired show Necronomicon in October 2008. She has a BA in English and a minor in Lighting Design from UC Berkeley.

  • Light the Corners of My Mind (SIS Productions, 2008)
    What does it mean to truly be haunted? Three tenants of a lonely old house, all with lingering pasts determined never to let go, will discover the answer in this modern ghost story (Also known as Kindred Spirits).
  • A Long Fatal Love Chase On A Distant Star (SIS Productions, 2009)
    On a remote sentry ship at the edge of the universe, poised on the brink of intergalactic war, Louisa May Alcott’s forgotten scandalous novel of love and obsession finds new life being shared by a unit of rookie mecha pilots, blurring the line between science fiction and “sensational” fiction.
  • The Clockwork Professor (SIS Productions, 2010)
    First of the New Providence Chronicles.
    Seamus Pemberton, otherwise known as the Clockwork Professor, is a humble inventor, a quiet, eccentric man of science. But now, buried secrets and forbidden technology from the past threaten to destroy everything he holds dear, perhaps even rocking the very foundations of the city of New Providence. From underground laboratories to royal airships to dimension-hopping portals, come join the Clockwork Professor on this whirlwind adventure of fantastical science fiction with a steampunk twist!
  • The Tumbleweed Zephyr (SIS Productions, 2011)
    Part of the New Providence Chronicles. Two brothers set off from the city of New Providence for the Western Territories on the transcontinental train, the Tumbleweed Zephyr. But a simple journey by rail soon leads to adventure, romance, and long-lost echoes from the past, like a lonely train whistle through the deep desert sky. All aboard for a sci-fi Old West yarn with shiny brass steampunk trim!
  • The Sunshower Bride (Live Girls, 2012)
    About a zoomorphic pre-wedding revelation
  • A Hand of Talons (SIS Productions, 2012)
    Part of the New Providence Chronicles. For generations, the Yao family has been the ruling crime syndicate of the city. But now, Wilhelmina and her two siblings must do whatever it takes to win at a high stakes game of power and betrayal as the family empire threatens to crumble around them. Ante up for a hand of sci-fi noir in the seedy underbelly of the steampunk-inspired world of New Providence. If you can't trust family, who can you trust?
  • A Silver Key and The Roots Run Deep" (SIS Productions, 2015)
    An evening of one-act plays inspired by the fantastical dreamscapes and creeping horrors of H.P. Lovecraft. In A Silver Key” a mysterious key opens a door into the dream world on Eleanor’s 30th birthday, as she wavers on the threshold of modern day adulthood. In The Roots Run Deep, Iris searches for her lost sister, who disappeared after the discovery of a strange mask tied to the dark secrets of their unknown ancestors.
  • The Echo Maidens (SPT, 2016)

Lee-Yang, May M.

  • Anatomy of Hmong Girl: A Memoir Told in Body Parts (Mu Performing Arts, 2007)
    The Hmong believe that when someone is born their placentas are buried underneath their homes, so when someone dies, they can find their way back home. What happens when you don't know where your placenta is? ANATOMY is an exploration into the search for home. Part memoir, part political statement, this peice focuses on how Hmong Americans have been continuously dissected and how we attempt to flesh out and re-assemble our real voices and experiences.
  • The Divorcee Diaries (Mu, 2014)
    The new play chronicles the Hmong sexual revolution. Set against the backdrop of a nightclub, four people explore the fun, the fear, and the fantasy of divorce as they drink, flirt, fight, and try to make sense of lives in transition.
  • The Moon Embraces the Song (Mu, 2017)
    When a k-drama addict with a secret meets a Korean heir who has been banished to the Midwest, fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one's virginity.

Lee, Robert

  • Heading East (East West, 1998) libretto
    A funny, slightly off beat musical about a family retracing its footsteps from 1848 to the present.

Lee, Soo-Jin

  • Peaches (University of Houson, 2005)
    This play explores the relationship between two Korean American best friends, Ji Hae and Robert, as they discuss interracial dating, growing up Asian in America, and finding love in their 20s. The play chronicles one summer weekend they spend together, starting with a wedding and ending in a peach orchard that changes their lives.
  • Tigers, Dragons and Other Wise Tails! (Discover Theatre, 2005)
    A world premiere by playwright Soo-Jin Lee, dances by acclaimed Washington choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess, DT artist Michael (Black Diamond) Bobbitt directing. Animal tales blend the beauty, wisdom, and fun of ancient Asian culture in this original musical play created to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Ages 4–10
  • Why Koreans Don't Hug (University of Texas New Theatre, 2008)
    Intimacy. Betrayal. Misplaced love. A Korean immigrant family, through an unexpected act from their Reverend, is forced to deal with the elephant in their room.
  • The Men My Mother Loved (Pipeline Playwrights, 2017)
    A vacation to Korea turns a mother-daughter exploration into a fantastical exploration of why it's worth reuniting with ex-boyfriends.

Lee, Suzanne
Bio: Suzanne Lee is a LA-grown and New York-based playwright/screenwriter/entrepreneur. Her current project is adapting WORTH into a screenplay. She is a MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama.

  • Ancestors (NY Theatre Workshop, 2000)
    Byung holds a terrible secret from her past. Suni, her daughter, doesn’t know anything about it. When the father commits a terrible act, however, information comes flying out of the woodwork. As a family dynasty unravels, a nation and culture re-build.
  • Witness (NY Theatre Workshop, 2000)
    Dolores and Antonia are two Dominican New Yorker sisters. One is terrifically straight, the other is terrifically gay. After a devastating love affair gone wrong, Dolores rebounds into the arms of a traditional Irish Catholic man who has less than modern ideas of how to raise a family. Choices have to be made - what do you do when the consequences of your choice are less than beautiful?
  • S/h-E (Asian American Alliance, 2001)
    A one act genderfest.
  • Worth (Mark Taper, 2003)
    America's gone bankrupt, Enron-style. The rights to the fantasy are up for sale. A family fracas comprised of a father, a daughter, a rich widow and a best friend ensues. In the gamble of life, when you've lost everything you built your dreams on, how much more does it cost to lose yourself? Served Korean buffet style, striptease and karoake not included.
  • Ancestors (Ma-Yi, 2006)

Lee, Young Jean
Young Jean Lee has directed her plays at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater and Soho Rep. She has performed with the National Theater of the United States of America (What's That On My Head!?!), studies playwriting with Mac Wellman at Brooklyn College, and is a member of 13P.

  • Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals (Ontological-Hysteric Theater)
  • The Appeal (Soho Rep)
    We find Wordsworth as a guest of Coleridge and his sister Dorothy at Grasmere. Later, the "action" will move to the castle of Lord Byron in the Swiss Alps. Poetry, it seems, is borne of an admixture of thought, anxiety and booze.
  • Pullman, WA (PS122, 2005)
    Pullman, WA is a play about what to do if you're unhappy and everyone around you is kind of an asshole, including yourself.
  • Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven (Cowboy Vampire Theatre, 2006)

Leichman, Seymour

  • Freddie the Pigeon (NWAAT, 1975)

Leo, Katie

  • Jess and Sally are Back in Town (Mu Performing Arts, 2007)
    Jess and Sally are as different as can be, yet know each other as only two sisters can. After years of estrangement, they convene at the home of their mother for her funeral, only to discover that the past never truly dies. Jess and Sally are Back in Town explores the complex, often humorous, relationship between two adopted Korean sisters as they sift through relics of family, heritage, assimilation, choices, and their own strained lives.
  • Four Destinies (Mu Performing Arts, 2010)
    Destiny Jones is a Korean adoptee growing up in Minnesota...no, Destiny Jones is an African American adoptee growing up in Minnesota...no, Destiny was born in Guatemala...no, Destiny is a Caucasian boy...! In this satirical exploration of fate, DNA, arrival stories and the families that love them, playwright Katie Leo represents every adoptee ever born and gives all her characters exactly what they want.

Leong, Page

  • attraction (Cornerstone, 2008)
    Explore what draws people to place, to one another, and what pulls them apart, at the intersection of an urban global village experiment- at Traction Avenue. Dive in to our neighborhood's kaleidoscopic spirit, its magic, history and mystery.

Lew, Andy

  • Welcome to the Wongs (NWAAT, 1999)
    Welcome to the Wongs is a hilarious story of a family dinner spinning out of control and the interesting twists and mishaps in the lives of three generations of Chinese in America. The story is told from the point-of-view of a young Chinese American boy who is constantly bombarded with inter-generational family politics and traditional culture while questioning his own ideas about relationships, culture and family. With a cast that will have you laughing and crying in your seats, this is a workshop presentation not to be missed!

Lew, Michael
Michael Lew was a 2003-2004 directing resident at Playwrights Horizons, assisting on Craig Lucas' Small Tragedy, Jon Robin Baitz's Chinese Friends, and Erin Cressida Wilson's Wilder. He assistant directed the Drama Dept's 2004 Downtown Plays, and has also assistant directed at the Mark Taper Forum and for Primary Stages. He has held literary residencies at Playwrights Horizons and La Jolla Playhouse and was associate artistic director of Gorilla Repertory Theater, producing their 2003 season. He holds a B.A. in English and Theater Studies from Yale University and was in the 2005 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

  • Yit, Ngay (One, Two) (Women of Color Arts and Film Festival, 2003)
    This one-woman show is based on the separated childhood of four Chinese women; two were born and raised in Toi San, China and two were born and raised in Fresno, CA.
  • Paper Gods (Ma-Yi, 2006)
  • Moustache Guys (2g, 2008)
    Ali is worried. Her husband Paul has just joined the International Order of the Moustache Guys. So she dons a fake moustache and pursues her husband, exposing a secret world of shady characters and shadier facial hair.
  • A Better Babylon (Victory Gardens, 2008)
    In 1960s UC Berkeley, a wave of student radicalism engulfs a young Chinese couple, a black protester, and a Chicana biologist. Personal dreams collide with political conscience, testing the limits of mentorship, friendship, and love.
  • Bury the Iron Horse (2g, 2009)
    "This is it, bitches: Iron Horse Park."
    This is the Seattle park where three sisters reunite after a long estrangement.
    This is where their parents fell in love and started a salmon cannery.
    This is where Dad took them on hikes and Mom skinned salmon.
    This is where Dad left them.
    Through six interwoven camping trips, a family comes together and falls apart, and three sisters return to
    BURY THE IRON HORSE
  • Bike America (Julliard, 2012)
    Penny is damaged. She doesn't know who she is or her place in the world. So she drops everything to go on a cross-country bike trip from Boston to Santa Barbara. Along the way she befriends a crew of fellow adventurers, from the lesbian couple who've decided to get a marriage license in every state to the mysterious Man with the Van who transports their belongings. Set in iconic towns from the deep North down to the deep South (and the highways between), Bike America captures the restlessness of a Millennial generation that will go to any length to find a place that always seems just out of reach.
  • Collin (Ma-Yi, 2012)
    David is a successful New York casting director and Collin is a hot young star on the rise. The attraction is chemical, but the combination is potentially deadly. A love letter to the theater where the highs and lows of romance echo the highs and lows of a life on the stage.
  • Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi, 2015)
    Teenage Dick is a re-imagination of Richard III set in high school. The play uses the most famous disabled character of all time as a means for re-examining more contemporary tropes about the handicapped, via the tale of Richard (junior class secretary) and his quest to become senior class president of Roseland High.
  • Tiger Style (Alliance Theatre, 2015)
    Star students and squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen used to represent the pinnacle of adolescent achievement. When it comes to adulthood, they're epic failures. Albert's just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! Travelling from California to China, Tiger Style! embraces the inner slacker and the outer tiger parent in all of us.

Liang, West

  • The Atmosphere of Henry (Ivar Brickbox Theatre, 2004)
    The play explores the mind of a young man named Henry and his relationship with his wife, Joanne, which has been paralyzed by their lack of communication. What does he do to compensate, and where does he find connection? Four lives converge in this quick-paced drama set in a San Francisco high-rise.
  • The Legend of Jane and Joe (Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, 2005)
    An intriguing and clever play that explores the relationship between two artists in contemporary Los Angeles, beginning with thier brief but riotous first encounter. Follow these two young lovers, as they discover lust and vanity, fear and happiness, ambition and disipline, and love and fate.

Lim, Dean

  • An Unbreakable Illusion of History (EWP: Paper or Plastic, 1999)

Lim, Genny
Genny Lim lives in San Francisco with her two daughters, Colette and Danielle. She is the author of a bilingual children's book, Wings of Lai Ho, and co-author of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island. BA/MA San Francisco State University, English with Creative Writing Emphasis; Broadcast Journalism Certificate from Columbia University 1973. Profession: Faculty at New College of California, Playwright, Poet, and Performer. Awards: Bay Guardian Goldie, Creative Work Fund and Rockefeller for Songline: The Spiritual Tributary of Paul Robeson Jr. and Mei Lanfang, collaboration with Jon Jang and James Newton. James Wong Howe Award for Paper Angels (Premiered July 2000, UC Zellerbach Playhouse).

  • Paper Angels (AATC, 1980)
    This is the story of the first generation of Chinese American immigrants, caught between disaster in China and anti-Chinese backlash in America after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882...
  • Bitter Crane (Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 1989 )
  • Pins and Noodles (1989, Persona Grata)
  • Daughter of Han (Bay Area Playwrights Festival,1983)
  • I Remember Clifford (Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 1983)
  • Pigeons (SF Chinese Culture Center, 1985)
  • XX (The Lab, 1987)
  • The Pumpkin Girl (Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 1989)
  • Winter Place (Hatley-Martin Gallery, 1988)
  • Faceless (Magic Theatre, 1989)
  • The Magic Brush (World of Tales, 1990)
  • SenseUs, The Rainbow Anthems (Life on the Water, 1990)

Lim, Sean

  • Fresh off the Plane (AATC)
    World Premiere! Newsflash! FOBs don't come from boats these days, they get dropped off in planes! Join three young Asian Americans in this newly adapted tale of the modern FOB - the FOP. Asia and America. Ah, sometimes it feels like you're floating between the two - which is exactly what these three punks do on their quest to become 'fobulous.'

Lin, David

  • Yellow Flight (EWP, 2003)
    Interracial sex, Canadian rock music, and ecumenical drug use are the tip of the iceberg in this wretched tale of race, real estate, and college admissions.  Guaranteed to generate controversy.

Lin, I-Jong

  • The God of Tobacco (Poets Theatre, 1999)
  • Grand Unification Theory (2002)
    A couple come to a New England bed and breakfast to attend a three-day physics conference. The couple is made up of a sometimes-working Asian-American actor (Tsuhan) and his girlfriend (Chintz) who is a graduate student in Theoretical Physics. Unfortunately, his latest credit card has bounced and he makes a quick deal with the owner (Mrs. Chin) to work off his latest debt through manual labor and recounting how he met Chintz. The first night, Mrs. Chin find Chintz in the dark and swap stories about how they met their respective significant others. The second night, Mrs. Chin makes Tsuhan recount his side of the story. The third night, Chintz and Tsuhan fight and resolve their relationship once and for all.
  • Martyrs, Victims, Fighters And Theives: The Myth Of The Model Minority (Medicine Show, 2002)
    X and Francis are brothers; Francis is about to be married to Kim and X is in a "special" relationship with K. As well as being romantically involved, X and K break into each other's apartment and steal things from each other. After one of K's particularly messy break-in, Francis comes to pick up X for a planned brunch with their respective significant others. Francis finds X in a rifled apartment and starts giving his brother a hard time. X responds by bringing up his "temporary" bisexual state at college. Francis becomes so frustrated that he breaks off his brunch. Kim and Francis return to Kim's apartment. K returns to X's apartment and helps him clean up. Francis decides to steal a vase from Kim. X goes to Francis' apartment to get back the vase and put his marriage back on track. X try to lure Francis away from his apartment so that K can steal the vase. Francis gives up the vase to X, but instead catches K in act of stealing. In turn, K fools around with Francis that Kim walks in on and then K steals a book, that was given to him by a gay professor who was in love with Francis in college. Francis breaks off his marriage to Kim. Francis admits his indiscretion with K to X. X breaks up with K. X returns the vase to Kim. Francis confronts X with a suspicion that X has been sleepgin with Kim. Francis tries to break into K's apartment, but, instead, K finally returns the book to Francis.

Lin, Kenneth

  • Po Boy Tango (Searchlight Theatre, 2009)
    A celebration of the human spirit and the joy of cooking, Po Boy Tango tells the story of Richie Po - a Chinese immigrant who turns to his estranged friend Gloria to help him recreate his mother's "Great Banquet." Despite the challenges of shark fin soup, duck po boy sandwiches and underlying cultural tensions, Richie and Gloria find common ground through their shared humor and the interaction of traditional Taiwanese cuisine and African-American "Soul Food." With the help of lessons from Po Mama’s television cooking show, the two discover a deeper understanding of food, culture and the nature of friendship
  • Warrior Class
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Alley Theatre, 2017)
    A reworking of Twain's novel focusing on the relationship between Huck and his father Pap. Artistic director Gregory Boyd will direct.

Lin, P. H.

  • Sweet Ginger: Hot And Blue A play in two acts by P.H. Lin
    (4 W, 2 M ) A coming of age story, but from an Asian point of view. Can a Taiwanese immigrant family adjust to an American way of life without destroying what's left of their family? Complicating things are a 95 year-old Jewish woman, a female Buddha, and the spirit-apparitions of Ginger's mother and brother.

Lin, Serena

  • Left Unsaid (East West, 2008)
    Sonia's family and beloved community crumbles under the weight of intrigue, violence, and racial tension under the new moon of Ramadan. This is a story about one woman coming outside in a Los Angeles neighborhood and all we can never say, but long to say anyway.
  • A Traditional Girl (A Radio Play set to Asian Jazz Fusion) (EWP, 2009)
    Once upon a time a group of friends got together at a bar to dish about fairy tales, closets, changing your gender, and true love...

Lin, Weiko
Based in Los Angeles, Weiko Lin holds a MFA in Film and TV from UCLA. As a member of WGA-west, he is also the recipient of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award. Weiko is a visiting lecturer in screenwriting at UC San Diego and an instructor at East West Players.

  • Tracks of Tears (1997, Veteran's Wadsworth Theater)
  • Heavenly Peace (1999, UCLA Royce Hall)
  • Parachute Kid (2001, UCLA Royce Hall)
  • Blind Street (Riverscope, 2003)
    On a street corner in LA, a blind musician plays on as an eclectic group of hardened city natives meet by pure chance. Through the eyes of a dying British backpacker and his pregnant girlfriend, the lives of a homeless vet, a delusional prostitute actress, a grave digger, a Beverly Hills runaway, a sex-craving bully, and a Hollywood screenwriter intersect via love, sex, and death.
  • Mommy's Special (2004)
    Set in the back lot of a Chinatown dive bar, two complete strangers confront their dark pasts and discover the secret ties between them.
  • The Best Man (2005)
    Mitchell spends the evening before his wedding at a New York hotel suite with his best man, Danny, a musician burnout who makes his money prostituting his young, naïve girlfriend, Misty. Mitchell’s marrying Julia, who is also Danny’s ex-wife. When the women arrive, the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. Beneath its high-stakes surface and temptation, a dark vengeful secret explodes as the night unfolds. 

Liu, Yilong

  • Joker (Kumu Kahua, 2015)
    Set around the fight for marriage equality in Hawai'i, Joe's normal, simple life unravels as a promise kept is threatened by a visit of a man from his past.
  • Spring is the First Fall (Queens Theatre, 2017)
    Inspired by a portrait of Afong Moy, the first female Chinese immigrant to the United States, this play explores love, loss, and the power of our memories. When a breakup brings back a painful past, a Chinese American gay man returns home to Hawaii, where he must confront his sister, his father, and himself about a dark family history that reopens old wounds.

Linmark, R. Zamora

  • Rolling The Rs (Kumu Kahua, 2008)
    Edgar Ramirez, a Kalihi teenager "who looks like a Filipino John Travolta," knows that he is gay and isn't bothered by his schoolmates' taunts. Rolling the Rs is a play set in the disco years of the '80s, when high school students hung posters of Scott Baio, Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett, listened to Peaches and Herb, read Sixteen and Teen Beat magazines, and struggled with their identities as defined by ethnicity, nationality and sexual orientation. Edgar and his friends Katrina and Vicente exchange words with their classmates, dance, sing and experiment with sex in a free-floating, surrealistic story punctuated by the disciplinary voice of the schoolteacher, Mrs. Takemoto, and the judgmental gossip of Philippine-born and raised friends Mrs. Kayabyab and Mrs. Arayat. A Kumu Kahua world premiere.
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm

Lo, D.

  • First String (EWP, 2004)
    Blending fast-paced scenes and rhythmic monologues, this piece of hip-hop theater shines a light on the friendships and love lives of a group of butch and femme women.

Lo, Jeffrey

  • A Kind of Sad Love Story (Bindlestiff, 2013)
    Andrew and Emily are a mid-twentysomething couple whose time together is about to run its course as the realities of maturing sensibilities set in. A Kind of Sad Love Story is the bittersweet story about a relationship between two nice kids who, in order to move on with their lives, must first break each other's heart.

Locsin, Aurelio
Aurelio Locsin is a writer and actor, and a company member of the Rude Guerrilla Theater Company. More information including reviews at rgasian.blogspot.com

  • Asian-Acting: an Evening of One-Act Plays by Aurelio Locsin: a wild assortment of World Premiere plays, dance pieces, monologues and puppetry. (Nominated Best New Play for the 2005 Orange County Theater awards.)Rude Guerrilla Theater Company (Orange County, CA.) in January 2005:
    • Mrs. M's Tea - A woman sits down for a last cup of tea before going to a Japanese internment camp;
    • Marriage Monkey - A man fights in court for the right to marry
      outside of his race;
    • Midnight Manuever - A timid woman decides to stand up to the bigots in her neighborhood
    • How China Diffused the Cuban Missile Crisis - A dance piece.
    • Tongue Lashing - A vicious killer and his victim have a little conversation before getting down to business;
    • American Express - A visit the Thai sex industry
    • Legend of the Banana - A Filipino fable comes magically to life.
  • Helltown Buffet (formerly Consent)(East West, 2006)
    Can two gay Filipinos: a wimpy assistant manager and a hunky demon, fall in love through their real and imagined histories? This dark comedy propels them from the Hometown Buffet to several afterlives, prompting encounters with a sexy demon boss, a fabulous stylist, hungry homeless people, bewildered tribesmen and talking trees.
  • Head Aches (East West, 2010)
    Middle-aged Ricardo, a Filipino-American canine cop, wants to make peace with his son, wife, father and dog. Unfortunately, his coma makes communication impossible. Can the objects of his affection help him handle family, child-rearing, sexuality and love before it's too late?
  • Family Affair (East West 2011)
    Filipino-American LD and Anglo Kenny decide to break up their long-term gay relationship. LD's family, who like Kenny better than LD, are thrown into turmoil. Do they try to get them together or push for the separation?

Loh, Sandra Tsing
Sandra Tsing Loh is an L.A.based writer/performer/musician. Her books, all published by Riverhead Books, include a novel, If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now, which the Los Angeles Times named one of the best books of 1997, Depth Takes A Holiday: Essays From Lesser Los Angeles, and Aliens In America. The latter is based on Loh's solo Off Broadway show which ran at Second Stage Theatre in New York in summer, 1996. Loh has also been featured at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the HBO New Writers Project, and on NPR's "This American Life." She is also a regular commentator on NPR's "Morning Edition," a show which coincidentally has used segments from Pianovision as buttons. Currently, Loh is most musically active as a composer for film. She composed and performed on the score for Jessica Yu's 1997 Oscar-winning documentary Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien, and is scoring Ms. Yu's next documentary on HBO of the Living Museum. Loh began in the mid'80s as a performance artist; her piano concert "spectacles" were covered by such outlets as People, the Wall Street Journal, GQ, Glamour, the Associated Press, CNN, and even in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show monologue. Nearly 1,000 people attended "Night of the Grunion" (March 1989), in which Loh and the Topanga Symphony played a concerto for spawning fish on a Malibu beach at midnight. In "Self Promotion" (March 1988), an assistant flung $1,000 in autographed $1 bills over her as she performed before a stampeding crowd. "Spontaneous Demographics" (September 1987) featured Loh playing a piano abord a flatbed truck in a concert for rush hour commuters on the Harbor Freeway.

  • Aliens in America (Second Stage, 1996)
  • Bad Sex with Bud Kemp (Second Stage, 1998)
  • Sugar Plum Fairy (Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2003)
    A one-woman show about an ungainly 12-year-old girl who longs to dance the role of Clara in "The Nutcracker."
  • Language Will Be Used (Mark Taper, 2004)
    This is not for the faint of heart. Wit, writer, performer and radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh's Language Will Be Used will unleash a fast rumination on topics such as the FCC, Lenny Bruce, the Van Nuys Courthouse, the danger of Peet's lattes, the horror of pledge drives, places to shove your public radio coffee mug, multicultural nose flutes, Gino Vanelli'sunderpants, if Melissa Rivers were a camel jockey, if Rodney King were Caucasian and of course, just in time for summer, the Palestinian woman joke.

Lottman, Anh
Anh Lottman lives in Monrovia, CA. Ms. Lottman graduated from USC as a Master of Professional Writing, in May of 2003. She is also degreed in English, History, the Liberal Arts, and has studied and written for the East West Players. She has worked as a teacher, a grant writer, and a journalist.

  • V (East West, 2001)
    A Vietnamese-American family battles to vanquish the vampiric shadows from their past.
  • I Start At A (2003)
    I Start at A is a uniquely staged fairytale about the value of first being true to one's self.

Loughran, Keira

  • Little Dragon (fu-GEN, 2005)
    Little Dragon is a fierce, biting comedy. It tells the story of a young third-generation Chinese-Canadian woman who goes to university and discovers she's Chinese. Her ensuing search for a cultural identity, of which she can be proud, surfaces a long-repressed pain stemming from the death of her father in her early childhood and generations of family shame and secrets. Through her journey, she comes to believe that her father was actually Bruce Lee, and she turns to the martial arts legend for solace and strength. It is a story of! longing, belonging, and ultimately, self-love.
    Feature here
    Review here and here and here and here

Louie, Daniel

  • Baby Dearest ()
    Short play.
  • Sasha Says (200)
    "Sasha Says" is a dark and haunting fantasy tale about the fate and rivalry of two brothers, both oppressed by their domineering mother. One day Cyrus rescues a mysterious mute girl named Sasha and falls in love with her, awakening a desire he never knew existed. Just as Sasha begins to return his feelings, Cyrus' younger, better-looking, and more talented brother Lucien returns, igniting Cyrus's slow descent into madness and plunging all three headlong into destruction.
  • Never Cry Zombie (Washington, DC, 2000)
    A Ten Minute Show: Trapped in a basement, friends deal with a zombie friend.
  • Acceptance (Love Creek Productions, 2001)
  • Goodbye with Hope (Love Creek Productions, 2001)
  • Paying Regrets (Love Creek Productions, 2001)

Louis, Nikki

  • Made in America (NWAAT, 1985)
  • Breaking the Silence (NWAAT, 1986)

Lounibos, Tim

  • Be Happy (Lodestone, 2008)
    Ten years of  torment cast a woman and her therapist into a psychological pandora's box during a perverse struggle for happiness. One Act.

Lowe, Andy

  • The Cultural Hyphenate ()

Lum, Benjamin

  • Angst, Adolesence and Alone (EWP: Paper or Plastic, 1999)
  • Of Dreams, Mangos and Rycroft Street (EWP: Paper or Plastic, 1999)
  • perceived (and short scenes) (EWP: Paper or Plastic, 2000)
  • Searching for Paradise (EWP: Paper or Plastic, 2000)

Lum, Darrel H. Y.
DARRELL H. Y. LUM is co-publisher and co-editor of Bamboo Ridge, which he helped found in 1978. He is author of both prose fiction and plays.   He has published two collections of short fiction, short stories and drama.  Pass On, No Pass Back was awarded the Asian American Studies Book Award in 1992.  His work has been widely anthologized, and frequently used in English, Speech, and Asian American Studies classes in secondary school and college classes in Hawai‘i, and on the mainland. Oranges Are Lucky was his first play, and has been staged three times by KKT, in 1976, 1986, and 1996. On the last occasion, Lum’s most recent play, Fighting Fire, was the companion piece, commissioned by KKT. In 1982, HTY staged his children’s play Magic Mango.  KKT staged his first full-length play, My Home is Down the Street, in 1987.  Next followed A Little Bit Like You, commissioned by HTY under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.  It was given a World Premiere by KKT, co-sponsored by HTY and Chaminade University, in 1991 and toured the following summer in a new KKT production directed by Keith Kashiwada.  The play was revived in a production in Spring 2003, directed by Dann Seki.  Kumu Kahua Theatre commissioned David Carradine Not Chinese in 2000.  Dr. Lum received the Cades Award in 1991 and the Hawai‘i Award for Literature, the state’s highest award for literature, in 1998.  He holds a Doctorate in Education from UHM.

  • Oranges Are Lucky (Kumu Kahua, 1976)
  • Magic Mango
  • My Home is Down the Street (1987)
  • A Litle Bit Like You (Kumu Kanua, 1991)
  • Fighting Fire (Kumu Kahua, 1996)
  • David Caradine: Not Chinese (Kumu Kahua Theatre, 2005)
    Playwright Lum, who has a talent for dealing with serious issues in a lighthearted style, is at his comic best in this tale of convoluted racial stereotypes, local attitudes and pun-ridden dialogue, culminating in a hilarious evening at the Wat-Chu Society annual banquet.

Lum, Leslie

  • Geomancer (NWAAT, 1999)
    A Chinese scientist is accused of espionage and stealing atomic secrets. The year? 1952...The more things change...

Ly, Minh

  • Ga Ting (2013)
    This heartbreaking story of two parents struggling to come to terms with their sons' sexuality in the wake of his death

Ly, Oskar
Oskar Ly is a Hmong French-American Artist and Organizer. She is a Fashion Artist and Singer-Songwriter with a focus on social justice. She uses the arts and community organizing as a foundation to build community spaces that celebrate authenticity, discovery, and our stories. Her vision is to achieve responsible recognition of her communities, create space for original narratives and lift multi-dimensional identities through creative exploration. She enjoys crafting to liberate beyond words, sharing food, culture and conversations.

  • Womn + Womn (Mu, 2015)
    Nana (Soul), Huab (Body) and Jules (Spirit) journey through queerness, haircuts, cassette tapes and their intertwined fates hidden in memories and explorations of their unbeknownst affection for women.

Ly-Cuong, Stephane

  • Lemon Twist (A Musical) (Mu Performing Arts, 2015)
    Lemon Twist tells the story of Yvonne, an American-Vietnamese woman living in New York who is torn between her very traditional Vietnamese family and her desire to be a "normal" American. She longs to be an actress – to star in a musical! To light up the silver screen! – but roles for Asians are few and far between. Should she give in to her mother's pressure to become a pharmacist? Luckily, her sharp sense of humour comes to her aid as she finds herself between jobs, between relationships, feeling neither wholly American nor entirely Vietnamese…

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