Artist Bio

Chay Yew

Chay Yew

(Bio as of August 2018)

previously collaborated with the Goodman on Black n Blue Boys/Broken MenDartmoor Prison and the New Stages reading of Lady in Denmark. He is the artistic director of Victory Gardens Theater. Other Chicago credits include Po Boy Tango at Northlight Theatre; Where Did We Sit On The Bus? at Teatro Vista and Lettie, A Wonder in My Soul, Hillary and Clinton, The House That Will Not Stand, Oedipus el ReyDeath and the MaidenAn Issue of Blood, The Gospel of LovingkindnessMojada and Universes’ Ameriville at Victory Gardens Theater. In New York, he has directed at The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, National Asian American Theatre Company and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Regionally, he has directed at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Playmakers Rep, Empty Space Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Boston Court and East West Players. His opera credits include world premieres of Osvaldo Golijov and David Henry Hwang’s Ainadamar (co-production with the Tanglewood Music Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Rob Zuidam’s Rage of d’Amours (Tanglewood Music Center). For his direction, he has been awarded an Obie Award and Drama Logue Award. Mr. Yew edited Version 3.0: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Plays for TCG Publications. He is also an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the executive board of the League of Chicago Theatres and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Cultural Advisory Council. 

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