Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Mia Chung is the author of You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, This Exquisite Corpse, an adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, and We Spend Our Lives.
You for Me for You had a UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in December 2015 and a US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC in 2012 (in association with Ma-Yi Theatre Company and supported by an NEA grant). The play has also been produced by Company One, Portland Playhouse, and Mu Performing Arts/Guthrie Theater. In Spring 2017, the play will run at Crowded Fire Theatre in San Francisco and at InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia. The play is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Her work has been supported by awards, commissions, fellowships, residencies, and workshops including the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, Blue Mountain Center, Civilians’ R&D Group, Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Inkwell, JAW, Kennedy Center, LAByrinth Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, NYTW, Page Salon, Playwrights Realm, RISCA, South Coast Rep, Southern Rep, Stavis Playwright Award, Stella Adler Studio, and TCG.
She is a member of New Dramatists, and an alumni member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the Huntington Theatre playwright fellows. 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."