Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Mia Chung is the author of You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, This Exquisite Corpse, Skin in the Game, an adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, and We Spend Our Lives.
You for Me for You will have its UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in December 2015. The play premiered in 2012 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC (in association with Ma-Yi Theatre Company and supported by an NEA grant) and had a second production at Company One in Boston. This upcoming season it will run at Portland Playhouse and Mu Performing Arts Center.
She has received awards and fellowships from Southern Rep, RISCA, TCG, and others; and her work has been developed by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Civilians’ R&D Group, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Inkwell, Kennedy Center, LAByrinth Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Page Salon, Playwrights Realm, and Stella Adler Studio.
She is a member of New Dramatists, a playwriting fellow of the Huntington Theatre, and an emeritus member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. She attended Yale (BA); the University of Dublin, Trinity College (M.Phil.); and Brown (MFA).
“From the return of Martin McDonagh to theatre with a hilarious and dark new play, to Mia Chung’s play about North Korean sisters fleeing the regime, this autumn is a season which purely encompasses all that the Royal Court is about."